Chas and Jennifer soak in the orchard view from their deck on the second floor. A deck on the opposite side offers a sweeping view of the St. John River.
Orchard at dusk. Light glows from the expansive windows of Chas and Jennifer Mackay’s modern home on the Kingston Peninsula in New Brunswick. Their sleek house is a two-level, open-concept space with an attached cider house.
An energy-efficient wood burning fireplace supplements heat provided by a geothermal system.
Farmhouse features punctuate the couple’s living space. A barn-like sliding door is functional and aesthetic, and a large wooden dining table can accommodate Sunday family dinners.
Chas and Jennifer relax in their second floor bedroom, which features a bold painting by artist and longtime friend, Alexandra Flood.
The clean, streamlined look continues in the master bathroom on the second floor with modern, efficient fixtures.
To address privacy, the architects designed two large sliding cedar screens that can cover the windows on the main level.
Chas displays his playful sculptures throughout the orchard property. He joins these four characters perched on an alcove facing the river.
Like his father, Chas works diligently to nurture the Mackay family orchard, which grows 19 apple varieties.
The bathroom on the main floor features a unique tree canopy wallpaper design.
White marble and clean surfaces dominate the kitchen space. The light fixture above the island is by Quispamsis welder Jason Martin. Jennifer found just the right branch to act as a model while strolling through the orchard.
“The farmhouse acts as a lens that allows one to see the St. John River or the orchard differently,” says architect Monica Adair.