Situated on a creek and surrounded by sycamore trees and native plants, Johnsons design blends into and stands apart from its environment. Ive always loved Philip Johnsons Glass House, Russell Johnson says of the iconic modern masterpiece in New Canaan, Conn. I liked the idea of doing something similar, but an all-glass house performs very poorly both from an environmental and practical standpoint. The Sycamore House, he says, tries to be aesthetically appealing yet functional and environmentally pragmatic.
Russell K. Johnson