The Brick House Restoration Project is the first comprehensive Modernist preservation project on the Philip Johnson Glass House site under National Trust stewardship and will serve as a global model for the preservation of Modernist heritage.
The Brick House was designed as both a companion piece and counterpoint in the original Glass House composition completed in 1949. It has been closed to the public since 2008.
While the exterior envelope is in good condition, the building has suffered from high levels of moisture due to poor site drainage, inadequate foundation waterproofing, breaches in the main roof and flashing as well as a lack of an interior ventilation system. This has resulted in mold affecting the windows, doors, interior finishes and collections, including the silk wall coverings, textiles, furniture, artwork and books.
The Brick House Restoration Project includes exterior and interior restoration of the building, conservation of the interior finishes and collections, and mechanical upgrades and improvements. The scope of work also includes site drainage improvements appropriate to the landscape of the site.
Help fund the restoration of the Brick House today. Thank you for your support.
To speak with someone directly regarding a donation to the Brick House Fund, please contact Scott Drevnig, Director of Development, at 203-594-9884 ext. 33335 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Philip Johnson Glass House, a National Trust Historic Site, offers its 49-acre campus as a catalyst for the
preservation and interpretation of modern architecture, landscape, and art; and as a canvas for inspiration
and experimentation honoring the legacy of Philip Johnson (1906-2005)
and David Whitney (1939-2005).