This unique 2-storey dwelling was designed by Brian MacKay-Lyons and engineered by Reneé MacKay-Lyons. The Gate House with its traditional gabled roof talks to the adjacent 1880 octagonal Troop Barn and 1830 Cheboque School House. At the same time, its modern Corten steel exterior gives the Gate House a unique identity in the Shobac landscape. It offers prospect through an expansive 24-foot wide corner window overlooking the pastoral valley to the north and a 12-foot wide south-facing window presenting dramatic views of the cupola of the Troop Barn nearby and Hirtle’s Beach in the distance. Simultaneously, it provides refuge for guests by cleverly turning its back to the road at grade level.
The Gate House sleeps 5 with two queen beds in the upstairs bedroom and a single bed on the downstairs plinth. A small courtyard on the south face is great for basking in the morning rays and the larger courtyard on the north face is just the spot to enjoy the breathtaking sunsets or snuggle up beside the open fire pit. A full bathroom is situated upstairs and a well-equipped kitchen with European appliances (including a dishwasher) is located on the ground floor. Interior steel elements connect with the exterior cladding to create a seamless inside-out transition and the furnishings are an eclectic mix of new and old to reflect the modern and traditional dual personality of the Gate House.
The Gate House will be available to rent during the months of June, July, August, and September.