Location Inverness County, Canada – Omar Gandhi Architect
Project Year : 2015
Developed Area : 185.18 m2
Photographs : Doublespace Photography
The Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh is a dramatic piece of architecture set in an even more dramatic landscape. Situated between a tree-lined road and a cliff, the house overlooks the ocean with wide sweeping views of the far horizon.
The glass-walled cabin is a vacation home for an urban couple and their three grown children.
Floor-to-ceiling windows allow full advantage of the breathtaking outside view. Despite the cold surroundings, the house exudes warmth and comfort, providing its inhabitants the perfect place to relax.
Natural light permeates through the structure via strategically placed openings in and above the house. Examples are the clerestory on the wall and a deck on the kitchen roof. At night, the house looks like a beacon of light from afar.
Building materials include timber, concrete, and glass. The same materials are also seen inside the house which provides for seamless outdoor-indoor continuity.
Notes from the Architect:
The Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh is situated delicately along a narrow piece of land between a tree-lined country road and a dramatic ocean-side cliff. The project is located on Broad Cove Marsh Road on the outskirts of Inverness, Cape Breton Island, a small coastal community popular among tourists and seasonal dwellers for to its sandy beaches and dunes, steep cliffs along the Cabot Trail, and world-class golf courses.
The clients —a married couple from Toronto, and proud parents of three grown-up kids—purchased the long sliver of coastline for its expansive sunset views over the Gulf of St. Lawrence, its adjacency to the serene fairways and jagged cliffs of the Cabot Cliffs golf course, and to build a place to bring family together.
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