The Goodyear House Restaurant is a tribute to a simple premise rooted in rural mid-western life: if the farm had a good year, you could add onto the house. Built in 1900, the structure started as a mill home. It has gone through a series of renovations over the past 120 years. This latest transformation involves major additions—dining rooms, a courtyard, and a toolshed bar. At the center of this collection of appendages and outbuildings lies the centerpiece—a giant holly tree as old as the original house.
Six large garage doors roll up to give the restaurant an open-air feel. The outdoor features exposed brick—a rustic detail. The owners, who also own the two adjacent properties, plan to continue the success of Goodyear House onto the adjacent properties with improvements that will further emphasize the unique character of the business.
“It’s going to feel more like you’re in someone’s backyard, rather than in some commercial building.”