Friday, November 17, 2017

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 smallest plans, and also a rare example where there is no ensuite off the master bedroom.
















I wonder if the central atrium was inspired by some of the later Eichler plans from California that had enclosed galleries in the core of the house? 




This plan and the one below are rare flat-roofed designs where the house wraps around a detached garage to create a courtyard.