CABIN FEVER: BRIDGE HOUSE / MACKAY-LYONS SWEETAPPLE ARCHITECTS
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This weeks Cabin Fever features the 2,900 square foot Bridge House. Designed by Canadian firm MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple, the Bridge house is short two-hour commute from Halifax. Situated on the south shore near Liverpool the home was an opportunity for the firm to experiment with the layering of living space.
Integrating the unique topography of the lot, the home bridges over a small ravine joining two enormous granite boulders functioning as a large living space. A large porch exterior forms the entry to the home on one end while a small porch terminates at the other. The upstairs features a large sleeping area inspired by a previous MacKay-Lyons design Ghost Lab.
The best part of this Nova Scotia residence is without a doubt the large two-story exterior that serves as the social hub for the home which meshes well with the interior layout and aesthetic. Aside from a great place to entertain, the large deck also serves as a scenic and relaxing viewpoint to take in the sights.