Here is a house perfectly suited for the middle of nowhere. Built in 1995 on a ranch in Georgetown, this house was outside coming in before outside coming in was cool. I had to chuckle at the description of it on The Architect’s List – “Situated on a secluded ranch this project represented an opportunity to build a building without many of the constraints that one is faced with in real situations.” However impractical the stark openness may seem, its appeal and beauty, much like Phillip Johnson’s Glass House in New York, is undeniable. Sitting on a limestone base, reclaimed cedar, brick, steel, and glass come together to form an artful structure that appears at first glance to have been in its location for generations.
Jay Hargrave, the architect, also designs furniture as well as dog houses that double as play houses for both the dog and the owner alike.
Photos of the Glass House are by Patrick Y. Wong