Situated on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Nova Scotia, the Smith House mimics the local vernacular architecture to form its own mini fishing village. The dwelling is comprised of a series of simple, gabled volumes placed on a stone plinth of local granite. While they're traditional in form, their Corten steel cladding and clean lines give them a modern appeal. The three structures are organized to establish a series of courtyards, blocking the wind and allowing in the sunlight to create mico-climates. Internally, living spaces are divided among two pavilions and the final building functions as a shed. Sharing the same rustic minimalism as the exterior, the interior features blackened steel beams, wood panel ceilings, and a granite fireplace while sea-facing windows afford sweeping coastal vistas.
Photos: Doublespace Photography / MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects