Dean-Kuperus Residence

The Dean-Kuperus Residence is an example of a fairly common International style house found throughout Edmonton.

Designed in the International style, the Dean-Kuperus Residence has simple lines, smooth and unadorned surfaces with scored stucco over a concrete foundation. This residence contains many examples of how builders adapted the International style to residential architecture, including the use of wide wood siding, glass blocks and corner windows. There is a simple cubic plan that uses open interior spaces and plain surfaces, which have been completely stripped of ornamentation and decoration. This house also features a flat roof with boxed eaves and a large, front brick chimney. 

Built in 1947 by Edmonton contractor C. M. Dean, this home was part of the second wave of development in areas like the Highlands that occurred after the Second World War. The home was named for the Dean family, who lived there until mid-1970s, as well the Kuperus family, who lived there more recently.

Details

Type

Residential

Designation Status

No Historic Recognition

Neighbourhood

Highlands

Year Built

1947

Architects

Unknown

Architectural Styles

International

Character Defining Elements

Clapboard siding , Corner windows , Flat roof , Glass block , One storey , Rectangular footprint , Stucco cladding

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