Marcel Breuer

For sale: the Goodyear House by Architect John M. Johansen.

Once again if I had a couple or three million extra dollars lying around needing to be spent, I’d be buying yet another house. Halstead properties is currently under contract to sell architect John Johansen’s “Goodyear House” located on a 2 acre lot in Darien, Connecticut. Johansen  is the only surviving member of the Harvard Five which included Marcel Breuer, Landis Gores, Philip Johnson and Eliot Noyes.

The Goodyear house which was built in 1955 is a fantastic example of Mid-Century Modern architectural styling. With its open floor plans and indoor-outdoor living the house epitomizes the modern architecture of the period. The house showcases Johansen’s use of spatial symbols, and for the most part looks to be unaltered from the original in the photos. The house is sited in a secluded green area, and the expanses of glazing in the 6000 square foot home allow whoever lands this property to enjoy panoramic views of the Connecticut woodlands it is located on. If you want to see a video of this masterpiece, click here.

I think I need to start playing the lottery.

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Wednesday Inspiration. The Marcel Breuer Digital Archive.

I’m a huge user of online research. I am constantly searching the internet for inspiration, tips, training, and trends. Occasionally I come across a site that is a treasure trove of materials, and the Marcel Breuer Digital Archive is one of them.

Hosted by Syracuse University, the archive holds more than 30,000 drawings, photographs, letters and other materials related to the career of Marcel Breuer, one of the most influential architects and furniture designers of the twentieth century.

What I love about this site, is the depth of the archive itself. It gives you insight into Breuer’s thinking, process, and working style.

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