Lakeview Homes in Professor’s Lake

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.

Water’s Edge

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!

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Toronto Star, May 30, 1981
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Toronto Star, June 20, 1981

The 3-storey design in the article above was not actually built.

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Toronto Star, July 11, 1981

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Toronto Star, May 8, 1982

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Toronto Star, June 12, 1982

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Professor’s Lake

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.

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Toronto Star, April 3, 1982

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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.

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Toronto Star, May 1, 1982
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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.

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The Landings

When: Built circa 1986

Where: Professor’s Lake Parkway (parts), Peachwood Place (parts), Pebble Beach Court, Pepperwood Place (parts)

Who: Lakeview

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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As always, this blog is meant to be interactive and made better by my readers. So, if you want to share anything else that I do not know about the contents of the blog, please feel free to comment below or email me!

Columbus Bay

When: Built circa 1982-1985

Where: Philosopher’s Trail (parts), Pelican Wood, Peggy-Anne Cove, Petal Point, Pickerel Ridge, Parthenon Square, Piccadilly Place, Priscilla Court, Paradise Gardens, Pretty Place, Piccolo Wood, Porteous Circle (parts), Panda Lane.

Who: Built by Lakeview Homes/Lakeview Estates

What I know: This is one of many phases in the area that Lakeview Homes built. The street names in the area are quite unique, with many ending in terms other than street, road, or crescent.

In 1983 a series of advertisements were published which promoted the turrets and towers available on the houses. It appears as though few people chose that style as not many were built.

The number of plans offered is impressive, with almost 30 in this phase alone. I have most of the plans, but appear to be missing a few, including the Lake 22 and Lake 23. Many of their plans were also built at other sites, including Brampton Olde Towne in the west end of the city. I have a Flickr page with the plans for that area, which may have some which were also built in Columbus Baygoo.gl/a5N3hZ

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Toronto Star, April 30, 1983

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Toronto Star, May 14, 1983

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Toronto Star, May 21, 1983

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Toronto Star, May 28, 1983

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Toronto Star, June 4, 1983

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Toronto Star, June 18, 1983

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Toronto Star, July 2, 1983

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Toronto Star, July 23, 1983

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Toronto Star, August 27, 1983

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Toronto Star, September 24, 1983

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Toronto Star, October 8, 1983

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Toronto Star, December 17, 1983

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Toronto Star, January 28, 1984

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