Chatelaine partnered with the Canadian Lumbermen's Association to build and furnish this prizewinning house. It was designed by Vancouver-based architect Gustavo da Roza and toured by thousands of people.
The three-storey layout, designed for a family of five, had two bathrooms and a galley kitchen. It was ahead of its time with its wine cellar, laundry room, and gardening and workshop areas on the ground level. The kitchen, living room and dining room were on the second level with bedrooms on the third. (Bungalows were the most common layout at the time.)
And the winner is...
Instead of the imagined family of five getting the home, the winning ticket belonging to a 17-year-old boy: Douglas McEachen from Regina. The grade 12 student used his savings to fly to Montreal for the final weekend of Expo. He visited the house and submitted his ticket, and the rest is history! But because the house could only be built in Quebec, he opted for the $30,000 cash prize (which he planned to use to fund a music degree at university).