|Address:||268 Academy Road|
|Constructed:||1948, 1965 (renovation)|
This home was designed in 1948 by Cecil Blankstein as a residence for his family and himself. Blankstein was a founding partner in the notable Winnipeg architecture firm Green Blankstein Russell, a practice that was among the first in the province to move toward a modernist approach and aesthetic. This home – with a flat roof and a clean-lined facade of wood cladding, ribbon and clerestory windows – may be among the first residential examples of modern architecture in the city. Blankstein remodelled the home in 1965. Since that time the home has had six different owners and remains a good example of period design.
|Doors:||The main entryway is located at the front, recessed between the two wings of the house. This entry is not visible from the driveway nor from the sidewalk.|
|Materials:||The house is clad in in vertical siding, with small elements of brick in the planter and chimney.|
2,041 square feet.
Land size, 14295 square feet (1/4 - 1/2 acre)
|Style:||Eight room ranch style house.|
|Garage:||Double detached carport located off the front of the house.|