The Conger Goodyear House that Edward Durell Stone designed in 1938 in Old Westbury, New York is one of the most celebrated examples of modernist domestic architecture of interwar America, thus will be included in the discussion in program Collecting Design tomorrow in a session devoted to American Modernism. It also exemplifies a relationship between an art patron and his star-architect.
Goodyear was president and founder of the Museum of Modern Art and Stone was selected to work on a building that would house MoMA’s collections. Goodyear died in 1964 and in the 1970s, the Goodyear family donated it to the New York Institute of Technology, which sold it in 1997 to a Long Island developer. In 2007, interior designer Eric Cohler bought a house and restored it.