Images courtesy of  Michael Kurtz

Images courtesy of  Michael Kurtz

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About the Montreal Trend House

The Montreal Trend House  was Philip F. Goodfellow’s entry in an open architectural competition in the early 1950’s. His design was the winning design for the Montreal area. A site was selected in Beaconsfield, beyond the growing suburbs of Lachine, Dorval and Pointe Claire. The goal of the competition was to employ western-canadian wood products in modern, innovative manner as a demonstration project for post-war industry, builders and designers.

Similar to the Case Study House Program in the United States, the national program spanned from 1952 and 1955 and was sponsored by the BC Softwood Lumber Association. All homes were open for public viewing following construction to demonstrate the innovative ways they planned for modern life, used wood products and furnished with modern amenities and appliances. The interior of the homes were furnished by Eatons, employing primarily furniture and textiles from Canadian designs, selected by the National Industrial Design Council of Canada. Of the 11 homes built across Canada, this is the only example in Quebec.

This house is an excellent example of the work of post-war modern architecture in Canada, and it is deserving of preservation.

Contact :  Michael Goodfellow

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