And when it comes to your home office, your ideal setting probably includes fresh air, ocean views and easy access to beaches — just take a look at some of Nova Scotia's super cool houses with breathtaking architecture that prove this Atlantic gem has plenty to offer.
As it turns out, this maritime province is the ideal place to build your dream house, especially since it combines the idyllic beauty of Canadian wilderness with the pleasing minimalism and comfort of modern home aesthetic.
In Nova Scotia, homes are as stunning as the landscapes that surround them.
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The Lookout at Broad Cove Marsh in Inverness, Cape Breton Island, was designed by Halifax-based architect Omar Gandhi and sits on a narrow piece of land between a tree-lined country road and a dramatic cliff that overlooks the ocean.
There's a single corridor running the entire length of the house that branches off to different open and private rooms, all with views of the oceanside cliff.
In Upper Kingsburg, farm-side cottages run through the ruins of a historic seaside village on Nova Scotia's south shore, overlooking beautiful sand beaches.
The four Shobac Cottages, designed by internationally celebrated Nova Scotian architect Brian MacKay-Lyons, can be rented out individually and accommodate up to five guests.
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Nestled in an emerald forest of deciduous trees and evergreens, Abacus House stands on the shores of Bras d'Or Lake, an inland sea at the centre of Cape Breton Island.
The home was designed by the team at RHAD Architects (Rayleen Hill Architecture + Design) so that every room in the house reveals a different frame of the surrounding picturesque scenery.
These breathtaking Nova Scotia houses are far from what you'd expect in rural areas of the province, but the combination of chic design and wild landscapes make for architectural perfection.
With Halifax-based architects such as Omar Gandhi, Brian MacKay-Lyons, Nicholas Fudge, as well as Rayleen Hill's team at RHAD Architects, there are many exquisite properties across the province.
Imagine working from home with a view of the Atlantic ocean, sandy beaches and lighthouses just outside your window.
Just think about what a well-designed house could do for your work-from-home life and general well-being. When your midday walk involves skirting cliffs and gazing at the horizon, it's hard to not return to your desk refreshed and inspired.
The impact architecture can have on a community is huge, too. Buildings in harmony with their surroundings — filled with air, light and nature — have a positive impact on productivity and happiness.
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If you love spending your workday in a coffee shop or library, Nova Scotia's brilliant architecture is not limited to the domestic.
Stroll through Halifax's architecturally celebrated public library (which placed ninth on Wired magazine’s "10 of the most beautiful libraries in the world"), take in the view of statuesque City Hall from Parade Square and marvel at Canada's oldest surviving waterfront warehouses.
From Nova Scotia's enticing homes to its stunning architecture and serene scenery, more and more people are discovering the beauty that lies within this picture-perfect province.
If your idea of serenity is being near the ocean, surrounded by nature and adventure, then you might want to look to the East Coast when it comes time to find your next home. And while the houses in this list are architectural gems this province is also full of opportunities to buy and remodel older homes.
Whether you choose to live close to Nova Scotia's abundant natural beauty or in its bustling capital city, you'll still feel like you’re in the middle of the action.
When your home is also your office, what more could you ask for?
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