Placed among the wild roses of St. Andrews By-the-Sea, the Rose Coast House is a New Brunswick retreat overlooking Passamaquoddy Bay. The home takes shape as a traditional Irish farmhouse, an ode to the owner's family heritage. It's organized as a series of interconnected gabled volumes, with the private areas occupying one side and the public spaces on the other. The two wings are joined by a glass walkway while locally quarried stone and milled cedar clad the remainder of the exterior. As you pass through the interior, the same rustic material palette runs throughout giving the retreat an authentic cottage feel. At the rear, the inside opens up to the exterior with a full-height glazed facade. The walls of windows not only flood the living spaces with natural light but also expose it to views across the bay to Minister's Island and the van Horne bathhouse.
Photos: Acre Architects