Located on the western shores of Lake Champlain, this rare early modernist house, designed by Philip Johnson and his partner Landis Gores, still remains in its purest state. Drawing inspiration from Mies’s Resor House, the home is sided with cypress and utilizes massive walls of glass to achieve expansive lake views to the east and green landscape to the west, allowing for stunning flow-through views. Great sensitivity to light and flow of the surroundings was taken when the house was sited on this beautiful private 20 acres with 850 feet of waterfront. The center of the main home is a large open living area with the fireplace positioned to appear like it’s floating in a wall of glass. Large chef’s kitchen and 2 bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms are positioned on the opposite ends of the main structure. The summer wing is attached by an open-air walkway, and includes additional 6 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. Commissioned in 1948 and completed in 1949, the same time as the iconic “Glass House,” the building’s construction was closely supervised by Gores, who travelled to the building site bi-monthly.The hand-drafted working drawings are available for viewing at the Avery Architectural archives.
Located 4hrs from Boston, 6hrs from NYC, 1 hour from an international airport in Burlington VT, 90 miles from Montreal Canada. Area has two full service marinas, public golf course, restaurants and ferry to Vermont.
Updated on March 6, 2023 at 1:52 pm