WAG offers chance to explore modern homes
WHILE the Winnipeg Free Press, through its City Beautiful series, studies how architecture shaped the DNA of the city, the Winnipeg Art Gallery is offering a tour of some the city’s most modern buildings. The eighth annual Home Tour, set up through the Volunteer Associates of the WAG, is a self-guided tour of five Winnipeg homes on Sunday, Sept. 14, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tickets, which cost $35 and include a guidebook for the tour, can be reserved online at wag.ca/hometour or in person at the WAG, McNally Robinson Booksellers, or Blue Hills Design. The five architecturally notable homes that have opened their doors include two that were built earlier this year. A home at 315 Bower Blvd., in Charleswood, by architect Clayton Salkeld of Design-Built and another at 59 Renfrew St., in River Heights, by Dovide E. Secter of Secter Associates Ltd., are among the highlights. Other houses on the tour are a 2010-built home at 51 Renfrew St., designed by Peter Hargraves of Sputnik Architecture, and a 2012 house at 104 Harvard Ave., in Crescentwood by George Cibinel Architects Ltd. The fifth house on the tour is at 1 Palk Rd., which is also in Crescentwood. It was designed by John Patkau and Denis Jesson and built in 1973 and 1974.
1 Palk Rd. in Crescentwood is part of annual Home Tour.