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On the market: 1950s John Johansen-designed Goodyear House in Darien, Connecticut, USA

1950s John Johansen-designed Goodyear House in Darien, Connecticut, USA
1950s John Johansen-designed Goodyear House in Darien, Connecticut, USA

This is pretty special. In fact, it’s hard to believe that the modernist gem that is the John Johansen-designed Goodyear House in Darien, Connecticut, USA is as old as it is.

1950s John Johansen-designed Goodyear House in Darien, Connecticut, USA
1950s John Johansen-designed Goodyear House in Darien, Connecticut, USA

But amazingly, the house does indeed date back to to 1955, which means it it is a design pushing 60 years. That’s testament to modernist architect John M. Johansen, a student of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and the only surviving member of the ‘Harvard Five’ group of architects.

1950s John Johansen-designed Goodyear House in Darien, Connecticut, USA
1950s John Johansen-designed Goodyear House in Darien, Connecticut, USA

The images of the property tell much of the story here. They also show a house which has obviously been renovated, but in a good way. The minimalism and open spaces are still present, the frame of the house intact. Words really don’t do it justice.

1950s John Johansen-designed Goodyear House in Darien, Connecticut, USA
1950s John Johansen-designed Goodyear House in Darien, Connecticut, USA

In terms of specifics, the house is described as ‘an echo of classical Palladian symmetry’, comprising of a large central pavilion connected by bridges to two flanking pavilions. Within that frame, you’ll find 6,181 sq ft of space, which includes six bedrooms and at least four bathrooms, all of which is sat in vast grounds of garden and lawns.

1950s John Johansen-designed Goodyear House in Darien, Connecticut, USA
1950s John Johansen-designed Goodyear House in Darien, Connecticut, USA

As I said, many more images of this place on the listing because it is, of course, on the market right now. The price has jumped up quite considerable since Goodyear House was last on the market though, you’ll need to find $2,595,000 (or something like that) to own it. Get buying those Lotto tickets.

Find out more at the Zillow website

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