This project is delicately situated along a narrow piece of land between a tree lined country road and a dramatic cliff next to the ocean. The home is located on Broad Cove Marsh Road on the outskirts of Inverness, Cape Breton Island, a small coastal community popular with tourists and seasonal inhabitants for its sandy beaches and dunes, cliffs along the Cabot Road and golf courses of world class in Canada.
From there, we can see the wide sea both from the outside and from the inside through its fabulous glass walls.
Designed by the architectural firm Omar Gandhi Architect, by architects Omar Gandhi, Jeff Shaw, Peter Kolodziej and Amber Kilborn, it covers an area of 2,000 square feet and was completed in 2015.
The clients – a couple from Toronto and proud parents of three grown children – purchased the long strip of coastline for its expansive sunset views over the Gulf of St. Lawrence, its adjacency to the serene streets and jagged cliffs of the Cabot Cliff golf course, and in order to build a place that would help bring the family together.
In front of the glass wall overlooking the sea are the social areas of the home. A kitchen with integrated dining area made of wood share a space with the living room, where a fireplace offers us warmth on those cold Canadian winter days.