Here’s a fabulous gift for someone with a deep love for historic preservation and very deep pockets. The Neiman Marcus ChristmasBook of Fantasy has some spiffy gifts for the very wealthy and this year, one of those is “The Glass House Experience.”
For $30,000, a lucky buyer can spend the night and entertain up to ten friends for dinner at the Connecticut glass house designed by Philip Johnson in 1949.
Here’s the description: “The Glass House and its bucolic surroundings are yours to explore upon arrival. Get up-close-and-personal access to the life and style of one of the twentieth century’s most revered visionaries as you wander among the 14 architectural structures, study his world-class modern painting and sculpture collection, visit the private library, and stroll through the 49 acres of landscaped grounds. Up to ten of your nearest and dearest will be invited to join you at Philip Johnson’s table for a locally sourced, multicourse culinary experience as well.All of the proceeds of this purchase will go toward the nonprofit National Trust for Historic Preservation, which supports Club Glass House, a program that provides educational tours to children.”