Lockeport Beach House

Surrounded by tamarack and spruce trees, the Lockeport Beach House appears to be more of a forest retreat rather than an ocean getaway. Located on a cove in Nova Scotia, the owners chose to shield their house with the privacy of the trees where the waves can only be heard, not seen. The exterior blends into it's wooded surroundings with a black-stained white cedar cladding, contrasted by a bright white interior. A massive cantilevered roof provides shade during the warmer months and protection from the elements in the winter, while also working as the home's only water source, funneling rain into three cisterns. Through a small clearing in the tree line, a footpath opens up to reveal views of the Atlantic coastline.

Photos: Janet Kimber / Nova Tayona Architects

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