Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Guildwood Estates/Urbandale Acres

A short while ago a reader asked me for some information on the Guildwood Estates/Urbandale Acres area. I do not know too much about the area, but I will share what I do know and the plans for houses that I do have. If any of my readers knows more about this area, I would love to hear from you!
The area is located south of Kilborn Avenue and north of Heron/Walkley Road. At each end are greenbelts. A hydro corridor runs parallel to Kipling Street on the east side and I have always understood this as the division line between Guildwood Estates (to the west) and Urbandale Acres...although if anyone knows otherwise, please let me know.
The southwestern part of the area was built in the 1960s by a few builders including Capital Quality Homes, Economy Builders and Knight Homes. The streets include: Lorraine, Florida, Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan, Jefferson, Featherson, Conrad and Ryder.
I only have a few plans by these builders and they are shown below. If you have any other plans for the area, please let me know as I would love to share them.
Some of the largest homes in the west end of the area were built by Garand during the 1970s. These streets include: Briar Hill, Wyndale, Camborne, Featherston, Amberdale, Haddington, Fairmeadow, Ferncroft, Heron, Kilborn and Garand.
Below are some of the plans built by Garand:


In the central-northern portion of the neighbourhood is a pocket of houses built by Teron (on McMaster, Aster and parts of Virginia). It appears that some of these designs are similar to those that the builder constructed in Graham Park - below are the designs from that neighbourhood:

Houses built by Simpson between 1968-1972 are located on parts of Virginia, Yale, Bowman and Juno.
Most of their designs are centre-hall plans and it is sometimes hard to distinguish exact plans from the exterior, so below are some of their designs from the time that may have been built in Guildwood Estates:

The following images were included in the Simpson brochure, but without an indication of which design they represented.

Campeau also built in part of the area during the 1960s and early 1970s in what they called "Playfair Park South". Their houses can be found on the following streets: Illinois, Bowman, Quinton, Juno, Virginia, Jefferson, Louisiana, Kilborn, Palm, Featherston, Sharel and Kipling.
Below are some of the Campeau designs in the neighbourhood:
The Lexington, Inglewood and Duvernay (shown below) are all variations on the same design.