4Bay is a multi-bayed house sitting on a beautiful swath of land overlooking the Bras d’Or Lakes with a contemporary cascading landscape leading to the lakefront. A suite of landscape materials were chosen to compliment the architecture of the house and landscape lighting provides ambience throughout. A cliff top fire pit terrace has a staggered edge paving design, seating and a Paloform fire pit. Adjacent is a play beach surrounded by a boardwalk and bleacher style seating. The split level cabana terrace has two pools connected by a water wall feature; large slab contemporary pavers; sunloungers and daybeds with a wood design like the house decks, corten and concrete board form planters surround the terrace with rows of grasses. A cascading landscape of steps and terraces connects the cabana pool terrace to the house. Half way up is a fire terrace with lounge furniture. A backdrop of planting beds with evergreens and grasses provide year round interest. Landscape lighting leads the way. A landscaped courtyard separates bays three and four of the house. The landscape was designed to look like the uphill landscape is spilling into the courtyard with a waterfall spilling over boulders. An outdoor shower is tucked away into the hill. Conversational seating allows views over the landscape and lake. Xeriscape themed planting beds provide year round interest and a soft contrast to the pavers. Board form concrete planters and steps make a grand entrance.
4Bay - Construction: Ongoing.
Navy Lane is a new 9-storey modernist brick and glass building offering 169 deluxe residential suites topped with a roof-terrace play zone in characterful North Central Halifax. The roof top terrace is designed to extend the indoor exercise room, as well as bar and lounge, with direct views and access to an outdoor dining room and barbecue; heated salt water pool with loungers; chill-out areas with fire pits; a Trek-equipped outdoor fitness area; and to make the most of the stunning views - a look-out point with retro tower viewer. Navy Lane’s rooftop is the perfect spot for residents to relax, restore energy, and refresh themselves. Looking out over the expansive views of the city, the space invites you to swim, stretch, retreat, or socialize. These shared spaces are super functional and flowing, contemporary and calm amplifying the sense of home and belonging. First Pen's priority here is to create an exciting outdoor aesthetic that appeals to city lovers – drawing on elements of art, environment, and architecture – with a functionality that enhances the way life happens around buildings. The FPS team has previously worked with Urban Capital in Halifax at Gorsebrook Park and NRTH, designing neighbourhoods that aim to shape, inspire, and integrate the best of indoor and outdoor living.
Navy Lane - Construction: 2024.