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Pugwash home wins Lieutenant Governor’s Award

A home featured in our pages wins the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia’s Award of Merit for Architecture.

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Exciting news about a home featured in our pages

You probably remember this property from our Winter 2010 issue. Designed by Nova Scotia architect Brian MacKay-Lyons of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects, the modern home in Pugwash Point, N.S. pays tribute to the rich farming culture of Nova Scotia’s North Shore.

Situated on the edge of a field facing the Northumberland Strait, the home is actually a cluster of narrow buildings that MacKay-Lyons designed to resemble metal farm sheds—common outbuildings in this part of Nova Scotia.

I remember the home’s unique design and contemporary interior generated a lot of response from our readers when the magazine came out. Some of you loved its clean, modern interior while others found it cold and austere. You can read the full story here.

Homeowners Maureen and Douglas Leahey tell me their home has recently won the Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia’s Award of Merit for Architecture. The Leaheys will be coming to Halifax in June for the award presentation. They also mentioned that they’re planning an exciting extension to the house—a new shed that will be the guest house. Here’s an artist rendering of the new building (it’s off to the far right). The location is perfect and I think having a fifth shed really balances the design. What do you think?

All photos here by James Ingram, except artist rendering photo (above).

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