NFA is pleased to announce that we’ve been commissioned to design the expansion of the Quarterdeck Beachside Villas in Summerville, on Nova Scotia’s south shore. The new Beach Lofts have a decidedly more modern vibe than the existing Villas. They consist of 12 new units perched on the hillside, all with stunning views overlooking the ocean and Summerville Beach Provincial Park. Each unit is designed with privacy in mind – a podium built into the south facing slope supports three wings, separated by stair cores that create a buffer between the units. Punched-in private terraces extend the indoor space outdoors and include window walls, which frame the spectacular views. We like to think of them as “sky cottages”. The top-level units feature a four-panel sliding door, 16 feet wide and 12 feet high. The entire project has double wall construction for energy efficiency and was panelized by Lloyoll Construction. The upper portion of the building is clad in black galvalume metal siding with the stair cores enclosed by cedar slats and the base/lower units in shou-sugi-ban burnt Japanese wood. 

Contractor: Lloyoll Construction
Structural Engineer: Sani Engineering
Landscape Architect: Rob Leblanc at Ekistics Plan + Design