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Elm House: Eco-Friendly Innovation

Elm House: Eco-Friendly Innovation

Step into Elm House, a home where heritage meets modern sustainability in the heart of Halifax’s Tupper School District. Peter Braithwaite Studio has masterfully reimagined this 2016 wooden structure, respecting the historic neighborhood’s charm while infusing contemporary design and functionality.

From the panoramic entry porch to the wood-clad storage for an avid gardener’s tools, every detail of this residence celebrates community, family, and eco-friendly living.

JIB House: Unraveling Chester’s Seaside Charm in Contemporary Architecture

JIB House: Unraveling Chester’s Seaside Charm in Contemporary Architecture

Explore the captivating JIB House, a contemporary home designed by Omar Gandhi Architects. Nestled within the historic village of Chester, Canada, this residence serves as a testament to the region’s rich nautical heritage.

Marvel at its ingenious design that expertly weaves common roof forms and natural materials into the local architecture. The property leverages its triangular coastal lot to showcase an enchanting 270-degree vista of the Chester Basin and its summer sailboat spectacle. This architectural marvel, constructed in 2022, seamlessly merges with its dramatic landscape, offering a unique union of sea, sailing, and stunning design.

Armcrescent Residence: A Masterstroke of Modern Traditionalism in Canada

FeaturedArmcrescent Residence: A Masterstroke of Modern Traditionalism in Canada

Nestled in the heart of Halifax, Nova Scotia’s West-End neighborhood in Canada, the Armcrescent Residence is an architectural marvel designed by the renowned Peter Braithwaite Studio. It seamlessly merges the traditional charm of Halifax’s historical neighborhoods with a contemporary, modern twist.

Masterfully crafted with a diverse range of materials, this house boasts remarkable attention to detail, beautifully uniting the interior and exterior with a rich blend of textures within a minimal color palette. Embodying a rising urban density trend, this property brings an invigorating freshness to the residential landscape of the Halifax Peninsula.

The Armcrescent Residence is not just a home but a reflection of the growing diversity of mixed families in the region.

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.