SHOBAC POINT HOUSE - Upper Kingsburg, NS, Canada

SHOBAC POINT HOUSE - Upper Kingsburg, NS, Canada

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Mackay Lyons Sweetapple Architects

1,600 square feet
1 bedroom
5 beds
2 bathrooms
$310+/night
7 night minimum stay

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DESCRIPTION

“This is a small project with a big address. It is surrounded by water on three sides, on a 45’ wide lot, on a point of land that was historically a small inshore fishing port. It is a proto-urban project which suggests the making of a village which dialogues with Shobac up the road.

Half of the architectural experience is getting there. One approaches along a dirt road between two, mute, shingled ‘fish shacks’ (cottage and boathouse). Then right up a pretentious timber stair onto a raised terrace; then right again under an illuminated entry ‘bite’; then past a black kitchen box and into a double height great room; then ones view is drawn out through the south corner window to the sea.

The wood shingles and gabled roof forms present a traditional north face to the public, whereas the more private south face presents a modern curtain wall glass pavilion. The floating, iconic forms are raised on concrete fin-foundations which reach out to embrace courtyards; one for parking and one for sitting out.

On the interior, a set of black, steel totemic elements anchor ones experience of dwelling in the landscape: a monumental truss, and a hearth which sits on a 28’ plinth which then becomes a folded steel stair ribbon leading to the sleeping loft.

In addition to the Point House, the four Cottages, Gate House, and Schoolhouse are also available for accommodations. The Studio and the historic octagonal Barn can both be rented for events, and are ideal for arts workshops, equestrian vacations, family reunions, or corporate retreats. The entire Shobac Compound can also be rented offering the solitude of ‘a lost village at the end of the earth.’” MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects

 

OVERVIEW

Size: 1600 s.f.
Maximum Guests: 6
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Bathrooms: 2

Minimum Stay: 7 nights
Daily Price: N/A
Weekly Price: $2167-2528
Security Deposit: $361

Cleaning Fee: $40 (one time)
Check In: 3:00 p.m.
Check Out: 10:00 a.m.


FEATURES

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Basics

Heating
Shower
Bathtub
Dishwasher
Washer
Dryer
Essentials

Amenities

Water Front
Hot Tub
Grill
Indoor Fireplace
Wireless Internet
TV
DVD Player

Other

Pets Allowed (with approval + $100 fee)
First Aid Kit
Carbon Monoxide Detector
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher


AREA ACTIVITIES

All Year

Hiking
Wildlife Watching
Fishing
Brewery
Winery
Fine Dining

Spring/Summer

Birding
Rock Climbing
Biking
Mountain Biking
Golfing
Swimming
Surfing
Canoeing
Sailing
Kayaking
Horseback Riding

Fall/Winter

Autumn Color Change
Snowshoeing
Cross Country Skiing


AWARDS

Residential Architect Design Awards Citation, 2016
American Institute of Architects Honor Award (Ghost Campus). 2011
North American Wood Design Ron Thom Award (Ghost Campus), 2011
Canada Council for the Arts Assistance for the Promotion of Architecture, 2011
Lieutenant Governor’s Citation (Ghost Campus), 2009


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