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The Strutt House

  • Strutt House 1220 Chemin de la Montagne Gatineau, QC, J9J 3S4 Canada (map)


Gatineau Hills' iconic Strutt House opens its doors OAW to offer a very rare guided tour. Join us to catch a glimpse into a very personal creation of this prolific architect.

Built in 1956 for his own family, this was one of Strutt’s earliest explorations into geometry to produce structural form. One of the most prolific Canadian modernist architects of the modern era – with over 500 projects throughout the world – including every type of building typology, including: government, commercial, industrial, airports, museums, churches, and embassy buildings. Strutt is often most recognized for his series of geometric residential works produced from the mid-1950s to late-1970s. This is why the Strutt House is such an important Ottawa landmark.

Purchased from a family by the National Capital Commission in 2010, the Strutt Foundation is currently rehabilitating the Strutt House as a teaching model in architecture and heritage conservation planning.


  • Parking is very limited on this site, and we recommend carpooling. Our coordinators will emails you once you register for a tour to coordinate rides.

  • Please be advised that this tour is unfortunately not barrier-free, as the Strutt House is situated at the top of a wooded slope. To reach the house, visitors would need to climb 110 steps.


The Strutt House, and Fondation Strutt Foundation

Built in 1956, this was James Strutt’s family home. Today this property is owned by the NCC, and houses the Fondation Strutt Foundation (FSF), a non-for-profit organization, established in 2013, when the Strutt House was slated for demolition.

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