Saturday, December 3, 2016

The Costain/Coscan Forestwood Collection

Costain,later renamed Coscan, used the title "Forestwood Collection" (some times spelled as two words: Forest Wood) on many of their plans for decades. At first the plans had names of trees, but this tradition changed with time. In later years it appears that plans included in this collection were all larger, on wide lots, and with two-car garages. I have included many in previous posts, but here are the ones I have from the late 1970s-early 1990s. A series of plans were also built under this banner later in the 1990s, and I will include them in a later post.

Below are the Forest Wood Series of plans from Katimavik in Kanata, c. 1978. This collection of plans has a 1970s contemporary style with wood accents and textures apropos for the look and feel of the architecture built in the area at the time. Some are variations of older Costain plans, but others are new designs. 

The designs below were built during the 1980s and early 1990s. Most of these plans were printed on 11 x 17 card stock and folded over with the plan name on the cover. They were built in a variety of neighbourhoods in Orleans, Kanata and Hunt Club. Some designs were built en-masse, while others are quite rare in built form. I have arranged them in alphabetical order.

Below are documents that I have associated with the Forestwood Collection/Series, including maps, site plans, price lists and standard features. This is far from a complete collection, but it is everything that I have.


  1. Love those late-70s Katimavik models! The rest from the 80s and 90s, well, not my cup of tea. But give me another 20 years and I might have a new opinion.

  2. Really cool stuff on Sunridge! I'm hoping to see some of the older Queenswood Heights stuff covered some day! Great blog, please keep it up.