The Parkwood Hills neighbourhood has some great examples of Mid-Century modern design - particularly in the form of semi-detached houses built by Minto.
|A peaked roof was added to this pair.|
I do not have the plans for the houses above and those below...but I would love to get my hot little hands on them if any of my readers have them!
|A different modern design. The house on the left added a larger second floor window that suits the architecture but changes the balance of the duo.|
Another design characterized by a blank wall façade. I do not have the plan for this particular model, so if you do please let me know!
A long time ago I did a blog posting on the blank wall used in some Minto designs at the time: Trademarks of Design: The Minto blank wall
I am not sure if the roof over the first floor bump-out was originally flat on all of the houses, but here are two images with sloped roofs - and renovations/additions that changed the look of the houses.
Another two-storey semi-detached design built in Parkwood Hills with large picture windows and a section of blank façade (next to the front door).
A common design built on the rolling terrain of Parkwood Hills is this high-ranch plan. Notice the blank wall sections on the façade. The front doors are to the side.
A version with a Mansard roof.
I do not have the exact floor plan for the houses shown above, but I have a feeling that they are a variation of the Sherwood plan (shown below) but with the garage built underneath.
Someone made a note on this plan that there is "no back door". A later version of the plan is shown below - with the addition of a back door!
The Sherwood in Parkwood Hills with its large bowed picture window. This version also has a great flat-roofed carport.
The Wychwood is another variation of the semi-detached bungalow plan, but with 3 bedrooms on the main level.
An later version of the Wychwood with a different façade.