Glass surrounds lower level of Teph Inlet house by Omar Gandhi Architect
An entirely glazed ground floor provides views of the Nova Scotia coast from this holiday home, designed by Canadian studio Omar Gandhi Architect.
Designed for a young family, the Teph Inlet residence is situated beside the ocean in the village of Chester.
The property comprises a two-storey main house and a nearby guest unit, both cuboid in shape, which face onto a rectangular swimming pool and paved outdoor space.
A garage at the front of the site lines up exactly with the pool house further back, creating a linear sports area in-between where the family can enjoy a zipline and other activities.
The rear terrace is open to the boat-sprinkled harbour beyond, while trees tower over the either side of the otherwise grassy plot.
“The pool and main house make for an enclosed court on the private side of the house, while an aluminium panel-clad garage forms the entry court on the public side of the house” said a description from Omar Gandhi Architect, which has offices in Halifax and Toronto.
Surrounding the ground level of the residence are floor-to-ceiling glass panels, which slide open onto the stone deck from the open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area.
Located to one side of a doglegged staircase, this living space is minimally furnished with pale items that face a white marble fireplace at the end.
On the other side of the stairs is a study, an ensuite bedroom and another separate washroom. A pocket door beside the main entrance, and a secondary access point down the corridor, allow this section to be closed off and used independently.
Omar Gandhi Architect kept the central stairwell as bright as possible by using double-height glazing on both sides.
“Floating white oak stairs connect the ground-floor programme with the light-filled upper level through both punched windows and skylights,” said the studio.Read more