Treow Brycg is a strong Canadian home to match its wild landscape
Set among tall grass, roaming deer and salty sea air, Treow Brycg is a sculptural home set within the wilderness of Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. The brainchild of Canada-based architect Omar Gandhi, this residential design is a strong statement set masterfully against the untamed, open landscape around it.
The almost fortress-like exterior – all dark steel frame and aluminium cladding – was designed so as to ensure a high level of privacy for the residents; while at the same time opening up towards uninterrupted views of the nearby meandering beach. Deep set windows and brise-soleils guarantee the former, while long strip windows on the upper level help with the latter. On top of this, ‘leaning forward with a canted back shell inspired by local gambrel-rooved barns, the residence braces itself for the unpredictable Nova Scotian weather’, explains Gandhi.
The strong exterior is composed of black steel frame and dark aluminium cladding. Photography: Ema Peter
The structure spans two levels. The ground floor contains garage and living spaces (dominated by a signature linear fireplace at their heart), while the top floor is set aside for more private areas, such as bathrooms and bedrooms. A steel and walnut wood staircase elegantly links the two levels.
A large open terrace on the ground floor contains enclose a plunge pool and fireplace within a protected niche overlooking the sea, offering the pleasant option of al fresco dinning all year around; or at least when the local climate allows. In contrast, ‘the entry side is hyper minimal and mysterious with slight glimpses out from within, providing only a tease on approach from the road’, says Gandhi. §