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Showing posts from March, 2012

Favourite Plans - Kanata

For someone obsessed with floor plans - like me - I always take pleasure in finding a floor plan that excites me. While I enjoy collecting and looking at all floor plans, there are some that delight me even more for their uniqueness, creativity or unusual layout. For this posting I am focusing on Kanata, and sharing some of my favourite MCM plans. This is just the first in a series of posts. While I adore all of the plans for the houses in the Beaverbrook part of Kanata, these are my top picks: While this plan is similar to many of the 2-storey houses in the area, this particular one has a two storey space in the Living Room. The corner-wrapping windows are also a nice design feature. I love the exterior and the plan of this house. There are actually 2 front doors - one near the living room for guests, and another near the garage for family members. This plan has an atrium space in the middle. It is reminiscent of some of the Eichler plans in Cal

Crystal Beach

This week I was experiencing writer's block, and then I discovered that I had a handfull of unpublished here is a short one that I started in 2010: The following is a 1962 article from Canadian Builder magazine on Minto's Crystal Beach development. If only I had a time machine to go back and see the model home parade!  The Neptune plan above is actually the same plan as the "Alpine" plan below (also built in Crystal Beach). The difference is that the "Neptune" is rotated so the Living and Dining Room are to the side with a wall, and there is no vaulted ceiling.   Many of these plans were built in other Minto communities at the time such as Parkwood Hills, Lakeview Park, Fairfield Heights and Qualicum.