Eagles Pass, a classic Cape Breton Island cottage

An owner-built cottage on Cape Breton Island with traditional and contemporary details. It has two bedrooms in 768 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

Eagles Pass is a small seaside cottage on Cape Breton Island in Canada. Designed and built by owner Stewart Applegath in a traditional Cape Breton style, it has minimal roof overhangs, mostly small windows, and classic shingle siding.

An owner-built cottage on Cape Breton Island with traditional and contemporary details. It has two bedrooms in 768 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

The interior combines traditional and contemporary details. A hand-built kitchen sits along one wall of the open-plan living space. The corrugated metal of the kitchen wall complements the white-painted exposed framing of the other walls and the cathedral ceiling. Large corner windows open the room to the deck and the ocean view.

An owner-built cottage on Cape Breton Island with traditional and contemporary details. It has two bedrooms in 768 sq ft. | www.facebook.com/SmallHouseBliss

The 768 ft2 (71 m2) of floor space also includes two bedrooms. The master bedroom and the bathroom are reached by a short hall to the right of the stove, while the smaller second bedroom and a pantry are accessed to the left of the fridge.

Eagles Pass is available for vacation rentals through HomeAway.

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