Photographer Nick Olsen and designer Lilah Horwitz have things figured out. Several years back both of them quit their jobs in search of something better, something real. And with roughly $500 in their pockets they managed to build out a rustic home retreat in the mountains of West Virginia, made completely from discarded windows.
The towering home features a large collage of different shaped and sized windows overlooking the rolling West Virginia hills. Most of the materials were salvaged from a nearby abandoned barn and the artistic duo constructed this glass house in several months’ time. They do not live here year-round (a windowed house tends to get a bit chilly in the WVA winters), instead taking up residence in Milwaukee. That’s not to say their build isn’t the ideal 3-season getaway. And you know they were smart enough to have the glass facade facing west as well. Nothing like a fire-orange sunset over the Appalachian mountains in the summer.