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103, Land House in Meaford, Canada

3 May 2020

103, Land House in Meaford, Ontario

Architects: WORKS OFFICE of Brian O’Brian Architect

Location: Meaford, Ontario, Canada

103 Land House Meaford Ontario

103, Land House is a year round cottage minutes from Georgian Bay in Meaford, Ontario, this house derives its form and space from the simplicity of a traditional gabled dogtrot, a typology familiar in the southern US, but less so in northern climates. With the sleeping areas to one side of the breezeway, and the living to the other, the 16foot square opening in the centre of the house provides the Owner with an outdoor living room that keeps them intimately engaged in their environment.

103 Land House Meaford Ontario

103 Land House Meaford Ontario

The cottage sits at the edge of a clearing, closing off the one side that was previously open to the wetlands, but closing it in such a way as to allow the breezeway to frame the view the Owner has long held from the bunkie they built on the property years ago.

103 Land House Meaford Ontario

103 Land House Meaford Ontario

The land slopes upwards from the clearing, through the breezeway, and down through vegetable gardens and to the wetlands beyond. The Owner’s intimacy with the landscape is primary.

103 Land House Meaford Ontario

With an interior almost entirely of birch plywood and white oak flooring, it is a spare wooden container in the Ontario woods. The exterior of the house is horizontal untreated tongue and groove cedar boards left to weather to a silver grey. The roof is corrugated steel.

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A small two-room outbuilding was built at the edge of the Owner’s pond. The outbuilding consists of a storage shed and a sauna, both anchored to a similar central breezeway.

House in Meaford, Ontario design by Brian O'Brian Architect Home in Meaford, Ontario design by Brian O'Brian Architect

103, Land House, Ontario – Building Information

Architects: WORKS OFFICE of Brian O’Brian Architect

Project size: 1600 ft2
Completion date: 2014
Building levels: 1

Structural Engineer: Blackwell
General Contractor: Clancy Builders
Landscape Designer: Joel Loblaw, Inc.

103 Land House Meaford Ontario

Architectural Photography: Shai Gil

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Location: Meaford, Ontario, Canada

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