Octagon on Second Peninsula, Lunenburg Co., Nova Scotia

This is a hybrid timber frame. The inner posts rest on the foundation, and the outer ring rests on conventionally framed walls.

On the main, upper floor, the central, open and vaulted octagon area contains the kitchen and living room, and provides a wonderful gallery for the owners’ art collection.

Outside the central area, within the outer octagon are smaller rooms: bedrooms, office, a dining wing and a balcony.

The owners say that the house and its layout is as wonderful a space to live in as they dreamed it would be.