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Wednesday, December 7th, 2022

Two-Storey Peaceful Retreat -Cliff View House in Nova Scotia

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Wearing a highly suggestive name, Cliff House, is a project completed recently by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects which extends far over the rocky edge of the cliff in Nova Scotia(Canada) on the Atlantic`s coastline. Cliff House was designed for one simple purpose, to serve as a simple peaceful retreat that offers extraordinary views. The home is actually a huge two-story cantilever using steel-frames and wood to materialize itself, becoming a weekend getaway for a family that shuttles between California and Nova Scotia, the perfect way to break a monotone lifestyle.

The best thing about this small weekend retreat is that it does not require a huge investments, being built with a extremely low budget as a response to the austere challenging climate;the  architects are further relating:

“This is a modest, affordable cabin that is intended as a repeatable prototype. A large, galvanized, steel superstructure anchors it to the cliff. A light steel endoskeleton forms the primary structure expressed on the interior. The envelope is a simple flat form framed box, which is clad in cedar shiplap.”

Everything focuses on one thing, the landscape; with an open plan living room exposed on three sides through windows and a small mezzanine bedroom the whole house obtains extraordinary expansive views, simplicity being the best tool to emphasize the surroundings and creating a peaceful ambiance to be enjoyed. 

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Two-Storey Peaceful Retreat -Cliff View House in Nova Scotia homesthetics modern mansion (2)

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Two-Storey Peaceful Retreat -Cliff View House in Nova Scotia homesthetics modern mansion (2)

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Two-Storey Peaceful Retreat -Cliff View House in Nova Scotia homesthetics modern mansion (2)

Two-Storey Peaceful Retreat -Cliff View House in Nova Scotia homesthetics modern mansion (2)

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Two-Storey Peaceful Retreat -Cliff View House in Nova Scotia homesthetics modern mansion (2)

Two-Storey Peaceful Retreat -Cliff View House in Nova Scotia homesthetics modern mansion (2)

 

Anton Giuroiu

Anton Giuroiu

As a sheer idealist, Anton’s approach in architecture and content curation is tedious and meticulous this clearly reflects in his work here on Homesthetics with each and every article, after a decade of work on Homesthetics, the content creation guidelines still being improved every month.

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