Byre House.

Set in a sweeping meadow with views past Kingsburg Pond to the Ocean, the design is a studied counterpoint to the existing gothic revival cottage.  Set against the verticality of the cottage, the new construction sits very low and long, evoking ancient barn typologies.  Metal cladding wraps the roof and walls, interrupted only by weathered larch-clad “boxes” which provide defined program spaces against the very low eaves.  The interior accommodates new living areas, an open kitchen and a garage.  The design, like much of our work, feels simultaneously ancient in form and modern in detailing and execution.

 

Location: Kingsburg, Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia
Completion: 2015

Lieutenant Governor’s Award of Merit, 2015

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