Julia B Fee Sotheby’s International Realty is proud to offer a piece of Americana, designed by a member of the Harvard Five, Mr. John Johansen. A single style to accompany the modern movement, this design style was easy to build, economical and is aesthetically simple.
John Johansen created the house in Darien for a classmate in 1955, a member of the Goodyear family. Johansen started out exploring the box in his designs. This structure became known as the Goodyear House and is a fine example of American mid-century modernist architecture. His designs focused on function, with an eye on the social and urban condition. He avoided designing large structures that were overpowering.
The property is located at 5 Settler’s Trail, is a part of Americana and richly associated with Darien. The site of many photo shoots, the Goodyear House offers a classic Palladian-symmetrical design, with floor to ceiling glass. “It really attracts a lot of attention,” said Inger Stringfellow, the listing agent for the property.
Visitors are greeted by a 40-foot atrium entryway. With a very open, dramatic floor plan the design comes together with bridges that connect the pavilions, giving one the visual effect that the structure is floating. Spanning over 2.2 acres of property, the Goodyear property is considered pretty large for a modern style home. However, it is also built for those seeking privacy and seclusion.
The property is also situated to take advantage of passive solar energy. There is over 6,000 square feet of living space, complimented by a series of decks and terraces. The spacious interior features six bedrooms and two and a half baths, along with a workshop and attached garage.
Our region is very proud of the designs of this master architect, and we recognize his great contribution to the city of Darien.