The Wiley House, New Canaan CT
218 Sleepy Hollow Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840
Philip Cortelyou Johnson was an influential American architect. He is especially known for his postmodern work from the 1980s and beyond, as well as his collaborations with John Burgee.
In 1930, he founded the Department of Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. In 1978 he was awarded an American Institute of Architects Gold Medal and in 1979 the first Pritzker Architecture Prize. He was a student at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Johnson was gay, and has been called “the best-known openly gay architect in America.” He came out publicly in 1993. In 1961, he was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate member and became a full Academician in 1963.
Description: “Stunning Philip Johnson Modern. One of the stars of New Canaan’s legacy of mid-century modernism, the Wiley House, designed by Philip Johnson in the early 1950’s, was restored and expanded by Roger Ferris + Partners. Johnson’s double-height glass pavilion with its living room and subtly hidden but generous galley kitchen cantilevers out over the fieldstone base. The slope of the land allows the lower-level rooms with the light marble floors full views of the property. The vintage swimming pool with its original diving pad is a twin to the circular pool at Johnson’s Glass House. A new pool house built into the hill and the reconstructed barn/art gallery form their own separate courtyard. A stand of towering Hickory trees creates a cathedral space around the house.”
- 4 BED
- 5 BATHS
- 5,616 SQFT
- 6.33 ACRES
- 1952 BUILT
- 218 Sleepy Hollow Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840
- Listing courtesy of John Hersam, William Pitt