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Beaverbrook - Part 6: Split Levels and One and a Half Story Plans

There are a number of split level designs in Beaverbrook, but alas this back split design below is the only one I have. In particular, there are side split designs on streets including Sandwell and Leacock, plus some front splits (or bungalows with lower level entries) on Tiffany that I am also missing...and would love to share on the blog! In the early sections of Beaverbrook a number of one and a half story designs were built, but these were phased out with time as that style of house became less popular.

Beaverbrook - Part 5: Bungalows

Below are the bungalow plans built in Beaverbrook.  Of note is the fact that the majority of the designs have ensuite bathrooms off the master bedroom, something that was not commonplace in mid-century bungalow designs in Ottawa.  The plans also have one of the most diverse treatments of basement staircases that I have seen in a collection of bungalow plans. Some are prominent in the front hall, some are located off of the kitchen/eating area, and others have their own vestibule. There is also great variety in the location of the garage. This plan has a unique layout where the master bedroom is accessed via a den. The b-70 is a variation on this plan where the den is a bedroom. Also of note is the back vestibule with a closet and staircase to the basement. A clearstory window over the centre of the house brings light in to the main bathroom and living room. This is one of the smal