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The Cinderella Houses

The other day I noticed a house near my work that looked really familiar - and then I realized that I had seen the same house in a booklet that I somehow acquired as a part of my floor plan collection. I have two booklets, one from 1967 and one from 1968 (although there may have been more). They appear to have been published by Allied Building Supply as a way of advertising their products and services through the large-scale renovation of houses in Ottawa. At the time, the houses would have been showcases of the most up-to-date materials and design. Of note is the "electo strip" in the 1968 house - a product that did not last. Also, the dishwasher that takes 2 minutes to clean looks interesting. Below are the two brochures: The 1968 House:

Costain in Convent Glen (and Hazeldean Ridge)

Here is the first installment of the Costain/Coscan archive sharing project! Below are the plans and documents that I have for Costain houses built in Convent Glen (Orleans), some of which were also built in Hazeldean Ridge (Kanata). It is a long post, but I wanted to share everything I have. Canadian Building, May 1971 Below are scans of two Booklets for the Forest Wood and Colonial series houses. c. mid 1970s to early 1980s in Convent Glen: A different version of the Forest Wood Series plans, c. 1978: Also c. 1978: These townhomes were built c. 1977: The following collection are plans built from the late 1970s to mid 1980s: The original copies of these plans that I have have been cropped - probably to make them sm