Philip Johnson's most expensive wallpaper
Crossing those oversized gates to the property and walking down the hill, feels like a time machine taking you back to the 50's, where everything was straight and clean lined and the world started to be divided between the Mies Van Der Rohe asthetic and the rest.
Photo by David de Quevedo
When you are finally facing the 'Glass House' and the only thing between you and the building are a couple of steps , the house itself speaks directly to you and without any introduction, like a supernatural force, it demands you to get inside and directing you where to go.
It feels like Philip Johnson himself is telling you; walk this way, now go there and seat here,so you can contemplate the most expensive wallpaper you have ever seen. What looks like a wild landscape is really a well crafted never ending project.
If you can avoid Mr Johnson's voice for a moment, the only question that cames to your mind is “How anyone could ever live here without feeling exposed?”, but as you walk around the house, perception is lost and what's outside or inside loses its meaning, giving you a clear answer... I don't know but I wouldn't mind neither.