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Chester House: A Minimalist Haven in Coastal Canada

FeaturedChester House: A Minimalist Haven in Coastal Canada

Chester House is a minimalist masterpiece designed by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, nestled in the charming oceanside village of Chester, Canada.

Known for its picturesque South Shore, Chester offers the perfect blend of serenity and accessibility. This 1,350-square-foot (125-square-meter) home redefines the essence of modest living, embracing the natural beauty of its surroundings and showcasing innovative design elements.

Horizon Neighborhood: Sustainable Living on Powder Mountain

Horizon Neighborhood: Sustainable Living on Powder Mountain

Welcome to Horizon Neighborhood, a breathtaking and innovative community nestled at 9,000 feet elevation on Powder Mountain, Utah. Designed by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, this unique neighborhood consists of 30 custom cabins, embodying a perfect blend of unity and variety.

As an architectural expression of Summit Series’ values, Horizon is more than just a ski resort – it’s a haven for entrepreneurs and creatives working together to address global challenges. Discover the beauty and ingenuity of Horizon Neighborhood, where nature, design, and community converge.

Smith Residence by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple

FeaturedSmith Residence by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple

Escape to the tranquility of Canada’s maritime province with a visit to the Smith Residence, a minimalist vacation retreat nestled in Nova Scotia’s historic landscape. This masterpiece, designed by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple in 2020, embodies a thoughtful blend of old-world charm and modern design aesthetics. Echoing the local vernacular, the house stands as a modern reinterpretation of a historic fishing village, with a nod to the 400-year-old granite ruin nearby.

The Smith Residence is a testament to architectural maturity, showcasing minimalist detailing, unique fenestration, and modern cladding. Split into three distinct gabled structures, the retreat offers a day pavilion for social activities, a night pavilion for rest, and a shed that serves as a gatehouse. This unique design, combined with sweeping views of the ocean horizon and the surrounding hills, offers a serene retreat from the world.

Mountain House by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple

FeaturedMountain House by Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple

Dive into the awe-inspiring Mountain House, a modern, pre-designed neighborhood nestled atop Powder Mountain, Utah – a skiing paradise. Designed by the acclaimed Mackay-Lyons Sweetapple in 2019, this unique real estate offers a harmonious blend of unity and variety through its 30 custom mountain houses, ranging from 1,000-3,000 sq ft (93-278 sq m).

With four captivating typologies to choose from, these contemporary abodes adapt to the dramatic landscape like agile mountain goats or daring extreme skiers. Residents also enjoy the Pioneer Cabin, a communal lodge perfect for gathering and relaxation.