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    Oakville custom home architecture

    Link 1 was a one off SFH developments in Topham Park at 49 Tiago Ave. Link 2 was a 6 storey wood frame midrise at Sheppard & Markham Rd. Link 3 were SFHs from a new subdivision under construction at Post Rd & Bowbeer Rd in Oakville. Link 4 was townhouses at Silver Maple Rd in Oakville, also a...
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    Oakville custom home architecture

    Well I'm not sure what you're calling serious but... https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.7116278,-79.3044502,3a,75y,160.51h,101.86t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sw0s2DbBs8EwqkKszxKeVkg!2e0!5s20180801T000000!7i16384!8i8192...
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    North Oakville

    These are the off-street paths. Some are along the stormwater retention ponds (ex 3rd & 4th picture in the first post), others are through large parks/school yards, others are mid-block connectors through long blocks, and then there's also some larger paths along creeks and through woodlots...
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    North Oakville

    Dr David R Williams Public School Houses with balconies overlooking Fowley Park Squire Parkette Ernest Appelbe Blvd condos
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    North Oakville

    George Savage Park Shops along Carding Mill Trail Some new houses. Although these have front loaded parking, I think that having the house/porch pulled in front of it helps ensure the garages don't dominate the streetscape too much. Very small setbacks too, maybe not even 5 ft from the...
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    North Oakville

    Although pretty much the entirety of the Preserve Drive shops are professional offices, dry cleaners and salon/spa businesses, George Savage Drive has a bit more variety, including a small Arabic grocery store that also carries a great variety of European chocolates, a small deli/butcher, a...
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    North Oakville

    Pictures were taken during a bike ride today (Monday, March 22, 2021) between about 5pm and 6:30pm. Weather was approx. 11-14C (51-57F) and sunny. Isaac Park (attached to St Gregory the Great Catholic School) Shops on Preserve Drive Walkway along Preserve Pond Kaitting House Parkette...
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    Oakville custom home architecture

    @SunriseChampion not sure if this is a shift that has happened everywhere throughout the GTA, but around a decade ago, builders have largely switched from using Oriented Strand Board to real plywood in SE Oakville.
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    Oakville custom home architecture

    My family nick-named that last one "Petit Trianon".
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    Oakville custom home architecture

    Some of the more generic designs from the earlier stages of the custom home boom. 90s? Early-mid 00s (pre-2007) 2011
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    Oakville custom home architecture

    These ones are better examples of what you're describing from Rafauli imo. Backyard of the house above seen from a public walkway.
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    Oakville custom home architecture

    I think he's been upping his game though, like I think he definitely did a better job pulling off the opulent look for the house he designed on Chartwell than the one he designed on Lakeshore. I can try to remember to take a picture of those next time I pass by.
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    Oakville custom home architecture

    I don't know enough about different construction methods to tell myself, but I posted a streetview of the first house while they were working on the cladding so maybe you could tell what they were doing from that? The home was built by the same guy that did Drake's house. Is his house precast...
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    Oakville custom home architecture

    This is the first one under construction so I assume so. https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.4591958,-79.6613762,3a,60y,208.92h,88.77t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sHq6G6la6ubugTwZPCVkiXg!2e0!5s20090701T000000!7i13312!8i6656 You don't like aesthetic or you don't like the functionality?
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    Planned Sprawl in the GTA

    Mining underground is far far more expensive than open pit though. You might do it for gold or other expensive commodities where you have to go extremely deep to reach the ore and going open pit would involve removing 1-2km worth of rock above the ore that is of no economic value and is merely...
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    Oakville custom home architecture

    It was and still is the garage. https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.4567948,-79.6699231,3a,60y,193.85h,89.81t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slBuJvc8bM5crf6zt-VZu2Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192 I guess they didn't want to put larger windows that would allow onlookers to peer into their garage, but they also didn't want a...
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    Oakville custom home architecture

    The first of these was designed by Ferris Rafauli who designs a lot of very extravagant looking homes in SE Oakville. The other two might've been by him too since they're in a similar style but I'm not sure. These also look like they used slate roofs.
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    Oakville custom home architecture

    Yeah, I think it's one of the better neo-traditional style homes in the neighbourhood. Another picture from a slightly different angle.
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    Planned Sprawl in the GTA

    Well, I think with these limestone quarries you're not mining a seam, you're just mining the entirety of the bedrock. Just gotta remove a few meters of top soil and then you mine everything as far as your property line and/or regulations allow you to go. The other thing though is that right...
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    Planned Sprawl in the GTA

    The downtown intersections were mostly busy arterial streets, Yonge, Bay, King, Queen, Bloor... so typically 2 lanes in each direction. The suburban arterials were also mostly roads that were 2 lanes in each direction, however, they had left turn lanes, right turn lanes and a small concrete...

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