Lakeview Homes’ largest development on Professor’s Lake is Columbus Bay (see my older post on Columbus Bay), yet the builder also had smaller developments in the P-Section. Below I will present each of them in chronological order and share the plans that I do have – although I am missing some.
When: Built circa 1981-1983
Where: Peregrine Grove
Who: Lakeview Estates
What I Know: These are some of Lakeview’s more unusual designs, and it appears that they only built 15 houses on one cul-de-sac. The article below suggests that there were to be other phases, but it looks like the project was re-branded and smaller (less-expensive) houses were built. Take note of the rising prices of the houses in just a few months…plus the 14 3/4% mortgage rates!
I only have one plan for the area…but I wish I had them all!
The 3-storey design in the article above was not actually built.
Toronto Star, July 11, 1981
Toronto Star, May 8, 1982
Toronto Star, June 12, 1982
When: Built circa 1982-1983
Where: Peaceful Place, Philosophers Trail (parts)
Who: Lakeview Estates
What I Know: These are the narrowest and smallest detached houses in Professor’s Lake. The prices were also comparatively less compared to Water’s Edge – presumably due to the narrower lot widths and smaller house sizes. The neighbourhood was marketed along with Lakeview’s other local developments as houses “on a park” (in Brampton) and those “on a lake” (in Bramalea).
In 1982 Lakeview also started advertising the Columbus Bay development on Professor’s Lake, seemingly indicating another re-branding of the development as it moved east and south. They also introduced other, mostly larger, floor plans in Columbus Bay.
Toronto Star, April 3, 1982
Toronto Star, April 24, 1982
Interestingly, the cul-de-sac depicted with 11 houses in Lakeview’s advertisements at the time does not appear to be any that actually exist on Professor’s Lake.
Toronto Star, February 12, 1983
The advertisement above indicates that the Water’s Edge development and Professor’s Lake were both being sold at the same time – even though they were right next to each other.
Below are some of the plans for Lakeview’s Brampton “park” neighbourhoods, but I suspect that they are the same designs built on Professor’s Lake (perhaps with other plan names). In the Columbus Bay development, the Lake 19 design is the same as the Park 2 depicted below.
When: Built circa 1986
Where: Professor’s Lake Parkway (parts), Peachwood Place (parts), Pebble Beach Court, Pepperwood Place (parts)
What I Know: The landings include of a limited number of houses that back directly on to Professor’s Lake and do not have a pathway behind. This phase has some of the larger plans from the Columbus Bay development and some even larger and wider designs. There are also what appear to be custom home designs within this area, but I do no know if Lakeview also built these houses, or if it was another builder.
Interestingly, in 1981 a 2,100 square foot design at Water’s Edge was offered for sale at $170,000, yet by 1986 a 2,530 square foot design at The Landings was offered for sale at $172,990. Ah, the ups and downs of the real estate market!
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