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Buy a Night in Philip Johnson’s Glass House for $30K at Neiman Marcus

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Neiman Marcus, purveyor of luxury goods, now also sells luxuries of the architectural variety. As part of its holiday gift catalog, the high-end retailer is offering one night in Philip Johnson’s 1949 Glass House — for $30,000.

“You’ve always dreamed of calling an architecture icon ‘home,’” the holiday catalog tells its customer-connoisseur. The “next best thing” — an overnight stay in the New Canaan, Connecticut pavilion — includes a dinner for the guest and ten lucky friends (made from locally-sourced, organic produce, but of course). Johnson and his partner, David Whitney, often hosted picnics and dinners at the Glass House, so the evening could make for a great historical reenactment club meeting. The house is also furnished with original Mies van der Rohe furniture and a 1648 Nicholas Poussin painting, should you want to avert your gaze from the surrounding landscape to a painterly landscape.

Neiman Marcus sells only the most exclusive architecture-themed holiday gifts — the Glass House has never before been available to the public for an overnight stay. Last year’s holiday catalog also included a chicken coop inspired by the Petit Trianon palace in Versailles, for $100,000. We bought two. [Neiman Marcus]

- Anna Kats

Image courtesy of the Glass House

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