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Campeau in Hunt Club Woods

At the end of the Mid-Century Modern period emerged a new sense of luxury and an aesthetic that moved toward the traditional side of the spectrum. As an example of this, in the late 1970s Campeau began building a collection of expensive houses in Hunt Club Woods that defined this new notion of luxury. Even so, the designs still have some aspects of the Mid-Century Modern era updated for the time. There was also a notable influence from designs out of Southern California, as I will highlight below. Above: the brochure with the floor plans inside. Below: the pages from the brochure.  My personal floor plan collection also includes an impressive bounty of designs from Southern California. Below is the Bennington plan by the builder Lusk from the Nohl Ranch in Anaheim Hills that was constructed around the same time as the Campeau houses. There clearly is a connection as Lusk's Bennington and Clarendon