Winnipeg Architecture Foundation



689 River Road

Formerly:Kuziw Residence
Address:689 River Road
Architects:William G. Gillies
Contractors:Contemporary Homes

More Information

Of this home the Canadian Housing Design Council Awards for Residential Design 1976-1977 states: "From the street, this small house is not pretentious and it blends in well with the adjacent homes. In infill projects, this relationship is very important. The plan layout utilizes the available space extremely efficiently and represents an example of spatial organization that is not typical of the Winnipeg area. Space relationships, window locations and the general plan have created liveable rooms that appear larger and more open than their sizes might suggest. Since the submission of entry photographs, the owners have developed the lower level with a family room, a utility room, a full bathroom and another bedroom. The ceiling height here is 8 feet and, using large basement windows, the owners have provided themselves with well-lit and well-ventilated rooms."

Design Characteristics