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Gaboury Residence

Address:90 River Road
Original Use:Dwelling
Constructed:1967
Architects:Étienne Gaboury
Firms:Gaboury Lussier Sigurdson

More Information

Étienne Gaboury’s design for his own family home shows well his unique approach to a regionally minded idiom of modern design. Clad entirely in wood shakes, the home is conceived as an energetic, almost organic, assembly of angled and projecting forms. Inside, the residence features spaces both large and intimate, with a fusion of wood, large areas of unembellished (sometimes curved) white plasterwork and decoratively conceived areas of brick, including an impressive hearth.

A graduate of the University of Manitoba and the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Gaboury began his practice in 1961.

Design Characteristics

Windows:The front of the house has seven areas of light, of varying unique shapes and sizes
Doors:The main entryway is located at the front of the house, raised above grade
Entry has a single very wide door that has a protective overhang
Roof:The house has a sloped roof with shallow to medium depth eave
Materials:The houses facade is entirely clad in wood shake
Size:Two storey
3,808 square feet
Suburb:Pulberry, St. Vital
Garage:Attached double garage
Frontage Direction:South east
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Sources

  • Canadian Architect 14 (March 1969): 35-8.
  • Hellner, Faye. Etienne Gaboury. Saint-Boniface, Manitoba: Editions du Ble, 2005.
  • Thompson, W.P. Architecture of Manitoba: an exhibit prepared by Professor William P. Thompson for the Manitoba Association of Architects and the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. Winnipeg: s.n., 1970.