MC-290 Massey House


Ottawa architect Hart Massey (b. 1918), the son of former Governor General Vincent Massey, had a short but important career, from 1953 until his early retirement in 1970. His own striking Hart Massey house built in 1959 on Lansdowne Road in the Ottawa suburb of Rockcliffe Park, is a minimalist structure consisting of a delicate steel frame that contains a series of modular ‘boxes’, some glazed, others with opaque walls. It recalls the two famous ‘glass houses’ built a decade earlier by the masters of modernism: Mies van der Rohe’s Farnworth House in Plano, Illinois (1946-50), and Philip Johnson’s house for himself in New Canaan, Connecticut (1947-9). (http://thomasdaquino.ca/house-and-garden/)

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