One of my favourite areas for mid-century modern eye candy is the Beaverbrook neighbourhood of Kanata. The architecture of this area is a perfect example of a Canadian take on the mid-century modern style.
The very first houses built in Beaverbrook were in 1965, and they were townhouses. Since there are so many fabulous designs in the area, which warrant multiple blog postings, this particular post will be on the townhouses of Beaverbrook.
|This particular complex won a 1967 Canadian Housing Design Council Award.|
|As built - with the windows on the 2-storey units. Notice the naturally-inspired colour scheme. The floor plans are below.|
|Another winner of a Canadian Housing Design Council Award. One of the key features of all houses in Beaverbrook is the use of natural materials and a community layout that ties in with the natural surrounding.|
|The final designs here are for the Bethune Condominium townhouse clusters in Beaverbrook.|
|Again, colour, texture, and various materials - all in earth tones - are characteristics of this complex.|
|One of the most unique aspects of the design of the 4 bedroom unit (plan above) is the master bedroom walk-in-closet that protrudes out over the garage.|