Thursday, December 12, 2013

The many faces of Cadillac Fairview

During the late 1970s and early 1980s Cadillac Fairview built a series of plans in various Ottawa neighbourhoods. One of my last posts was on the late 1970s houses built in the Bridlewood area of Kanata - including those of Cadillac Fairview (http://www.modernrealtor.blogspot.ca/2013/11/bridlewood-snapshot-of-late-1970s-design.html)
The facades in Bridlewood were their most contemporary - while in other neighbourhoods the same plan had a more traditionally-inspired look. 

Below I will show the floor plans and facades from Barrhaven and Orleans. The houses in Orleans still retain some contemporary aspects, whereas the Barrhaven plans have the most traditional facades.

The designs below are presented with the contemporary facade from Bridlewood first, followed by the facade and plan for Chateauneuf Estates/Orleans (where applicable) and then the facade and plan for The Gardens of Barrhaven.

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The Chateauneuf version has a two-car garage.
 
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Some of these plans were also built northeast of Hunt Club and McCarthy Road.


Before these three communities were begun, Cadillac Fairview built an area of houses in Barrhaven which were a 1970s take on traditional facades. These houses from 1975 have exteriors which feature a variety of textures: brick, wood, siding (wood and metal), and roof shingles (with the modern Mansard roof which rolls down the front and back of many plans). Some of these plans were also built in Alymer, Quebec, near Galeries Aylmer.

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This is one of Cadillac Fairview's most unique designs of the time - with a very large sunken living room overlooked by the dining room.
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This particular design was also built in Bridlewood and in Chateauneuf. Below are the facades and plans from those two areas.



1 comment:

  1. Wow this is very cool to see. I am quite familiar with the area and had no idea old plans like this even existed. Going to have to spend some time checking out the rest of your blog!

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