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The Compact Cliff House Affords a Remarkably Expansive Experience

 - Nov 11, 2013
References: mlsarchitects & leibal
There is an obvious boxyness to the design of the Cliff House, yet the occupant will feel anything but enclosed. This minimalist seaside residence is just 960 square feet in floor area, yet the view it provides is incredibly vast.

Located in Nova Scotia, Canada, this dwelling faces out over the Atlantic ocean and offers an extraordinary panorama. MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects perched it up on the edge of the coastal cliffs so that three sides of the cottage look out to an open, elevated and suspended landscape.

The wood-clad abode has one edge on flat land and reveals a sturdy support structure that connects it to the inclined rocks beneath it. The Cliff House is wonderfully cozy on the inside, while a look outdoors will afford the extreme experience of flying or floating mid-air.