Dark, brooding, and tough as nails, the Treow Brycg House embodies the spirit of a great seaside fortress. The residence is located on the coast of Nova Scotia. Its slanted form is modeled after the gambrel-roofed barns native to the region. Paired with its extra-dark bronze aluminum shield, the home can stand up to the harsh coastal climate. The oceanfront facade consists of concrete and blackened timber. Glazed panels running the length of the north elevation offer extensive views of Kingsburg beach to the two-story interior. In contrast to its somber exterior, the inside is full of warm details produced by walnut finishes and brass fixtures. A cantilevered deck extends toward the water, acting as an outpost to keep a watchful eye on the shore below.
Photos: Ema Peter / Omar Gandhi