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Thursday, September 29th, 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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view from the rocky shores 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)

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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

Anton founded Homesthetics, as an architecture, art and design online magazine on the random date of 20th of October 2012 in attempt to save inspiring architecture and art products in one place.

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