Saturday, September 24, 2016

The great Costain/Coscan archive sharing project!

One of my readers pointed out that that I have not published Part 2 of my Costain in Blackburn Hamlet post. Looking through my Costain/Coscan plans to work on that post, I decided to embark on an ambitious (and related) project. 

Between 1966 and 1999 Costain (later renamed Coscan) built thousands of houses in Ottawa - in Blackburn Hamlet, Orleans, Kanata, Hunt Club and near Crystal Beach. I have over 260 floor plans that I will be scanning and sharing on this blog in the coming months. It will take me some time, but I will share them in the chronological order that the houses were built. So stay tuned...let the scanning begin!

The great pile of Costain/Coscan plans!
  

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Country Place

A while ago a reader asked about a plan in the Country Place neighbourhood. I do not know too much about the neighbourhood, but I do have some collections of plans for houses built in the area by the builders Simpson and Sherbrooke. I believe that the Simpson homes were built first, followed by later phases by Sherbrooke. The lot sizes are large, so most of the designs are centre-hall plans. 

If any of my readers know more about the area please do share in the comments section below.

Here are all of the plans that I have for the area, but it appears that others were built as well. Some of the Simpson plans were also built in the Playfair Park area of the city.