Sliding House • Nova Scotia, Canada

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Sliding HouseNova Scotia, Canada

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Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
  • House
  • 2 BR
  • Sleeps 4
  • from $ 1850/wk
What we like about this property

Dramatic but simple, this house’s smart design principles and off kilter scale and proportions make for an interesting stay. Co-existing nicely into the environment, the home’s angular placement allows for an appreciation of both design and nature.

Description

Positioned along the coast of Upper Kingsburg in Nova Scotia, this striking and unsual  home has all the cool design credibility but remains very simple and livable. 

Aptly named, the house was commissioned by creative directors David Peters and Rhonda Rubenstein and designed by Kingsburg resident and renown architect Brian Mackay-Lyons. Featured in the Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, the San Francisco Chronicle and more, the home has also been the subject of a celebrated photo essay by Jean-Luc Laloux. 

The cool geometric lines and industrial materials of the exterior give way to warm and inviting interiors of sleek polished wood and windows calibrated to capture the panoramic views and natural light.  Bright, refined and minimal, the cool simplicity combines the main living area with fireplace, kitchen and dining on the ground floor with two upstairs bedrooms that sleep four. 

Combining refinement and raw natural beauty, this home offers the chance to experience nature while staying in a unique, architecturally acclaimed retreat by the sea.  

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Wifi throughout, TV/DVD. Housekeeping, laundry facilities and on site parking. Fireplace firewood provided. 

AROUND

Just over 90 minute drive from Halifax, the house is set above the coastal community of Upper Kingsburg. The town of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is just minutes away as is the two mile long stretch of Hirtle Beach. 

LOCATION

Upper Kingsburg, Nova Scotia. Nearest Airport: Halifax Stanfield International Airport (127km)

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Summers feature beautiful weather for outdoor fun

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Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Sliding House, Nova Scotia, Canada | holiday homes, holiday rentals
Info & Rates
Bedrooms2 Bedrooms
Bed Type1 Queen, 2 Twin
KitchenFully equipped
Bathrooms1 and half
Accommodate4 Guests
InternetYes, Wireless
Pet friendlyNo
RatesRates are $1850 per week May 2-Jun 27 & Sep 5 - Oct 31, $2350 per week Jun 27 -Sept 5
Minimum Stay1 Week
ViewPanoramic views of the Atlantic. Close to 3-mile-long beach.
NotesPanoramic views of the Atlantic. Close to 3-mile-long beach.

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  • Richard M., September 30, 2016

    Amazing, inspiring location perched high on a hill overlooking the Atlantic coast, with sweeping views afforded from the open plan kitchen and living room space. Other impressive modern homes by Brian MacKay-Lyons are located around Sliding House, easily visited by short walks through fields and hilly country roads. Hirtle’s Beach is nearby, wonderfully flat for long walks by the sea, with a semi-challenging hike at the end, around the Gaff Point Trail. Other beaches of note to visit nearby the property, include Rissers Beach Provincial Park, and Crescent Beach, both similar to Hirtle’s Beach and excellent for long flat walks by the ocean. (Did not have time to board the pedestrian-only ferry from Chester, to the Tancook Islands, but, apparently that’s a great place to walk… Maybe next visit!)

    Starting in Halifax, I would recommend stopping in Peggys Cove, on the way to Sliding House (or, vice versa). Charming towns to visit nearby Sliding House, include Lunenburg, Mahone Bay, and Chester. I would also recommend a visit to Kejimkujik National Park Seaside, and Lockeport, another picturesque town.

    If you need to get away from it all, and be surrounded by lovely horses grazing just outside your door, with deer appearing at sunrise/sunset, bird watching galore, and fresh sea air and the faint noise of surf breaking, well, this is the place for you! (That said, a rental car is necessary, preferably with G.P.S.)

    Richard M.

    STRATFORD, Canada

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