Architecture in New Canaan, CT

The town of New Canaan is home to many architectural significant works, especially by the Harvard Five.  The majority are still private homes, but can be seen from the road.  The best known home is The Glass House, one of the architectural statement pieces of the 20th century.  It is a small delight, but it is only one of the many beautiful buildings designed by Philip Johnson on the property.  It is only available by tour. 
This is the Pavilion on the Pond
The Glass House

Another wonder is Grace Farms, a nonprofit center located on 80-acres of forest.  The River is a building designed by SANAA (a Pritzer-prize winning Japanese firm).  It is a theater, sanctuary, library, art center, snack shop, tea pavilion and rec center.  It is well worth a visit.  It is stunning!

Inside is a sanctuary/theater

This makes it clear when it is the "The River"

The town of New Canaan is charming with a downtown full of restaurants and interesting shops.  The town is a wonderful day trip or a vacation destination for architecture devotees.


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