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Imagined as a jewel box on a hill, Sliding House takes the place of a barn that once stood on this Nova Scotia site. Its form follows the slope of the land, while the windows are parallel with the horizon, setting up a tension between a plumb interior and a slanted exterior. The tilt of the structure isn’t just a visual trick—it also helps the roof to drain. When the distinctive windows are lit from within, the house serves as a beacon for local sailors.
Like the exterior, the open-plan living area combines reclaimed materials, including the pre-existing black walnut floors.
The den, originally and enclosed porch off the back of the house, was one of the biggest energy-sucking culprits. The designers opened it to the rest of the house to improve circulation, added a pentagonal Weather Shiel window, and clad the structure in metal panels matching the roof.
When tasked with renovating a house near Melbourne, the team at Nest Architects decided to honor its midcentury bones while modernizing it for today's residents. The yellow hue on the front door is a detail picked up from the original design.
“I wanted the buildings to be crisp, bold, and clean,” Coleman said. Exterior vertical siding is made from locally sourced cedar stained in a “hazelnut” shade by Sikkens Cetol SRD.
Windows by Milgard allow for views of the terrace below the cabin’s bedroom and the expanse of trees beyond.
Nestled in a forest, the residence consists of three volumes. The patio, enhanced by a German-made beer garden table, is an extension of the living room floor, creating an indoor-outdoor living space. “It’s one way a small space can be made to feel larger,” says architect Jason W. Hart. All of the exterior doors are painted marigold, providing a friendly pop of color.
The floor-to-ceiling living-room window was inspired by Philip Johnson’s Glass House.
To the south, a small soaking pool sits outside Austin’s studio, where he’ll often lie and meditate: “I’m a great floater, and can look at the clouds for an hour everyday,” he says. The adjacent wall was coated with smooth sand plaster finish to accommodate video and film projections by night.
A Closed System

To make doubly sure that those high-performance windows are well covered, Archer designed and manufactured (with help from Fred) a system of electronic sliding shutters. Drawn, the shutters keep things cool when the sun is strong and hold in the heat on winter nights.
East Facade
The largest portion of the living area is supported by cross-braced columns. Flanged steel beams create a strong, lightweight frame.
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north elevation
The front of the house just after completion, before the landscape grew in.
The location on the shores of a small bay means it is sheltered from cold southerly winds. The alpine location provided plenty of inspiration for landscaping, which Ritchie and Kerr elected to keep as minimal as possible, as if the home had landed on its site with as little disturbance or alteration as possible.
Laid out in a 270-degree panorama in front of the house is the frosty expanse of Cook Inlet, cascading rocky mountains, and a white sun as big as a dinner plate.
Entry Driveway Approach
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