Victoria Trend House Visit

In addition to great food and sightseeing, our trip to Victoria, BC was extra special because of an invitation we had to come along and visit the Victoria Trend House.

Designed by John DiCastri, it is definitely the smallest, and arguably the most interesting of the Trend Houses constructed. Built in 1954, it has a tremendously unique character, and is such an archetype of the architect’s style and approach to design. We were in town to see an exhibition at the Legacy Gallery “The Emergence of Architectural Modernism II: UVic and the Victoria Regional Aesthetic in the late 1950s and 60s”, which featured DiCastri’s work, and it was very cool to see some of the same design elements used in his more public works reflected in this 800 square foot house.

Owners Stephen and Sandy welcomed us into their incredible jewel box of a home, and we spent a few hours with them looking around and sharing our love of Mid-Century Modern and the Trend House Programme. Thanks again for inviting us in to your incredible home! Here are a few select images from the visit.