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This home’s landscaped terraces provide a platform for lounging areas that open up to the views, with long outdoor patios that recall the deck of an ocean-going ship

On a rocky, granite cliff, this 5,000 sq ft house in Nova Scotia is a series of angled glass and raw concrete pavilions that capture the dramatic landscape in each direction Discover this article's resources 0

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By Alexander Gorlin Architects

Photography by Peter Aaron


On a rocky, granite cliff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean near Ketch Harbour, Nova Scotia, this 5,000-SF house is a series of angled glass and raw concrete pavilions that capture the dramatic landscape in each direction. Crowned by gently curving zinc roofs, each pavilion frames views of a historic lighthouse, the sea lanes to Halifax and a World War II Allied bunker.

Set along a linear entry hallway, the pavilions also define programmatic areas, with the den, living/dining rooms, the kitchen and master bedroom each ensconced in their own space. Two additional bedrooms on the second level cantilever off the main body of the house, further enhancing the experience of the site.

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The house is set on landscaped terraces that provide a platform for lounging areas that open up to the views, with long outdoor patios that recall the deck of an ocean-going ship. The 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.

First published date: 03 April 2017

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Designer Alexander Gorlin Architects