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The LaPierre Residence

In the late 1950’s, the LaPierre family commissioned architect James E. Secord to design their home in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. Dr. and Mrs. Armand LaPierre asked for a conservative, three-story house, but Mr. Secord, who had studied under the tutelage of Bauhaus legend, Walter Gropius, took a modernist approach to the design. The residence was completed in 1960 and won the coveted silver Massey Medal the following year. A half-century later, in 2010, the home won the Ontario Association of Architects Landmark Award, an award that has only been given to two private homes. With 6 owners since the LaPierre’s, it is remarkable that minimal changes have been made to the design, which has proven to win the test of time. With floor to ceiling windows, bringing the outside in, the lush landscape surrounding the home serves as the perfect setting for entertaining. The wraparound deck, with a footbridge leading to the front entrance, makes the home appear as if it is floating. With its timeless and impeccable design and extremely well-built structure, we expect to see this home intact for many years to come.

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