Nova Scotia Nautical
The open dining area's locally crafted, 8-foot-long pine table is cleverly designed in two parts―the top comes off to facilitate moving. Classic Nova Scotia chairs with pressed backs were made in a nearby factory.
Spacious covered and uncovered porches stretch along the sea-facing side of the house, offering sunny and shady choices for taking in the scenery.
The homeowners call the glass-front structure that connects the barn to the tower "the bridge." The dramatic galvanized-steel stairway utilizes authentic nautical detailing such as pipe railing, cables, and a steel platform to the study. Crediting its inspiration to a ship's gangway and the area's strong maritime heritage, the architect had it fabricated at the Lunenberg Foundry, where workers create pieces for area fishing boats.
The peaceful, meadow-side master bedroom's simple plan includes plantation shutters and a custom-made platform bed with four large storage drawers.
Stunning sea views distinguish the simple, airy guest room on the tower's ground floor. Here, old Scandinavian spreads dress heirloom twin beds.
A corner of the study boasts painted wood floors, a Thomas Moser chair, and the retractable stairway that leads to the observation tower.
The living area features a muted hand-woven area rug, cotton-covered sofas, and wicker chairs. A shallow, Rumford-style fireplace provides a warm glow as well as quick and efficient heat.
The sleek and simple kitchen features green Nova Scotia granite counters and light birch cabinets constructed by a local craftsman.