I did not forget you east enders! This latest instalment of my favourite (and most interesting) plans will focus on Blackburn Hamlet and Orleans.
|This plan has a uniquely located family room facing the front, which does allow for a bedroom on the ground level behind the garage - which is where the family room is usually located with these designs.|
|We have all heard that "it is not the size that matters, it is how you use it". Well, in this case, this house is all about the size AND how it is used. Check out the size of the family room at 26'8 x 13'2. It is huge!|
|Just when you thought the family room in the Crimson King was huge, this plan up sizes the room to 27' x 13'3. A couple of inches can make a difference!|
|If you have ever ventured down Compata Way in Blackburn Hamlet, you would have seen the very unique houses that make up this cluster. Both the exteriors and the plans of the houses are very unusual.|
|I clearly have a thing for large rooms. This 24'9 x 11'4 living room is unusually large for the size of the house. I much prefer this type of layout with fewer, but larger rooms, versus having a lot of small rooms.|
|If the bedroom wing if this house reminds you of a mobile home - then you would be right! This is just one of the factory-produced houses built in Queenswood Heights in the early 1970s.|
|You may know Alcan for their aluminium foil...but did you know that they used to build houses? What a curious combination. These were also built in Queenswood Heights.|
|In 1978, Campeau built a limited number of houses in Chatelaine Village, which have very traditional exteriors reminiscent of European houses. I have included this plan because of its 32-foot long master bedroom, which narrows to 8'9 at the back.|
|OK, so I am cheating a bit again. The next 2 plans are from the 1980s, but they are great plans, and they do capture some of the spirit of the mid-century. The sunken room and indoor planter in the plan below just scream mid-century modern!|
|This plan also has an optional planter box. I wonder how many people actually chose this option? Too bad they fell out of fashion - I think they are fantastic!|
|This plan is also from the early 1980s - but it is such a neat design that I just had to share. My favourite feature of this house is the living room with windows on 3 sides.|
The Mastercraft Mystery:
I will leave off with a mystery, that maybe one of my readers can solve for me. In 1978, Mastercraft Homes built just 11 houses in Chatelaine Village. They had a variety of unique designs, so it seems odd that they built so few. Does anyone know if that was all they set out to build?
Below are 3 of my favourite plans that they built.
By request in the comments section, here is the Knotty Pine plan in Blackburn Hamlet:
And the Poplar:
The Blue Spruce (B62)