A Gabled Courtyard House in Nova Scotia

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Designed by MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, the Martin-Lancaster property includes a main house, a pavilion, and a garage and guest house. The handsome courtyard house seems barn-like from the outside. So do the accompanying constructions, each tall, long, and gabled in a classical manner. The house itself is distinguished by its large glass windows and, moving indoors, by its warm neutrals, wood hearth, and high ceilings. Yet, overall, what is most impressive about the buildings how well they complement one another and the surrounding environment. Formidable yet simple, the architecture suits coastal life and fits right atop its cliff.

Holly

Holly

Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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