Nova Scotia Home by Alexander Gorlin Architects

Nova Scotia Home by Alexander Gorlin Architects

Architects: Alexander Gorlin Architects
Location: Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada
Year: 2012
Area: 8,000 sqft
Photo courtesy: Peter Aaron
Description:

On a rocky, granite cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia, this 8,000 square foot house is a series of angled glass and raw concrete pavilions that capture the dramatic landscape in each direction.

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Crowned by gently curving zinc roofs, each pavilion frames views of a historic lighthouse, the sea-lanes to Halifax and a WWII Allied bunker.

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Set along a linear entry hallway, the pavilions also define programmatic areas, with the den, living and dining rooms, the kitchen and master bedroom each ensconced in their own space.

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Further enhancing the experience of the site, two additional bedrooms on the second level cantilever off the main body of the house.

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Landscaped terraces provide a platform for lounging areas with long outdoor patios. Wild rocks and crashing waves are as sublime a site as any in the world, and the house is a perfect balance between architecture and nature.

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