Sluice Point House

Surrounded by the waters of Nova Scotia's Tusket River, the Sluice Point House is a modern homage to the area's vernacular architecture. The structure's low profile falls in line with the existing cottages situated on the coastline, while its roofline is taken from the fishing sheds dotting the region. Local eastern white cedar clads the entire exterior and roof. Its crescent shape conceals the landscape from the front, but upon entry, floor to ceiling glazing opens up to sweeping views of the surrounding marshland. The interior material palette is a low key mix of concrete floors and wood cladding, left in their natural state to hold up to days of fishing, boating, and hiking.

Photos: Ema Peter Photography / Omar Gandhi Architect

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