Photos by Barry Wallace
Kingscross Estates is reclaiming its historic reputation as a landmark development community in King Township. Begun by Joe Gelleny in 1954, it was once described as the 'first estate development' in Canada. Now, 63 years later, many of the original estate homes have been torn down and have been replaced by homes double and triple the size, and the trend continues apace. Now it is Peter McCarthy of Hard at Work Inc. that appears to be the main developer of huge replacement homes in Kingscross. The photo below shows one of the earlier homes in Kingscross that caused a real stir at the time, with its completely circular home on a pedestal design. One wonders if this iconic dwelling will stand the test of time and remain intact or whether it too will fall to a modern replacement structure.
For decades one was accustomed to seeing all sorts of luxury automobiles coming and going from Kingscross Estates, but in the second decade of the 21st century, things have changed a bit, and transportation tastes have evolved somewhat and a few alternative vehicles are showing up in the monster homes driveways. Meanwhile, new and unique outdoor touches continue to appear, such as the large portico light , below left. Even more diverting, is the sight of a series of several sap barrels, attached to mature Maple Trees, adorning one property near Jane Street. It is indeed a time of change.
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