Sunday, July 19, 2015

1960s-1970s Campeau Semis

This post is inspired by a comment that was posted on this blog about the semi-detached houses built by Campeau in the late 1960s and early 1970s. During that time Campeau had a series of semi-detached designs. Some are only linked by garage or carport and were called "duettes" while other designs that are fully attached were called "doubles". 
 
The designs were built in areas that included Beacon Hill, South Keys Village, Leslie Park, Arlington Woods, Briargreen and Hunt Club Chase.
 
Below are pages from one of the Campeau brochures and a handful of the floor plans.
 
The images below in black and white are c. 1967-1969 and those in colour are c. 1973 (unless otherwise indicated). 
 
 

 
 
The Dollard design is pretty nifty, as it is essentially a detached bungalow linked to the neighbouring house by the carport.
 
 
There are two versions of the Linden with slightly different main floor plans - one more open concept (the top plan c.1973) than the older design.
 
 
 
The Nicolet and the Lowry (Below) have similar plans, but one is a 3 bedroom and the other a 4 bedroom design.

 
There are two variations of the Lowrey design - the first one shown c. 1973 has a larger kitchen made possible by relocating the powder room. The plan below it is the older version of the design. 
 
 The Lowrey plan lasted well in to the 1970s and was built in Hunt Club Chase,shown below, c. 1976.
 
 
The Lowrey design was eventually adapted in to a detached design called the Crestwood, shown below. Notice how the garage was pulled forward.