|Porchfest opens on Glanmore's porch|
Our first stop was at the corner of Queen and Dufferin. Great duo, and an opportunity to have a close look at a simple flat roofed prairie style home (one in a row of three!) which I've long admired. I enthused to Denis; as it turns out out we were standing beside Barry, the home-owner. He was able to shed some light on the modernist homes of the OEH - finally! Barry explained the unique features of the trio of homes, including the radiant heat system which keeps him in bare feet all winter.
According to Dave, who lived for years in one of the stucco houses, the designer of these and several similar ones, was Doug Mews (now I may not have the spelling correct; do get in touch if you know more.)
|Dufferin at Victoria - same builder I wonder?|
And remarkably, they also featured radiant heat, passive solar design, concrete floors. These three houses are of cement block construction, smoothly stuccoed. Doug explained that the interior walls were sheathed in 1 inch thick redwood applied over cardboard and foil insulation.
Now let's see. What did I accomplish on my summer break?