Perched on a cliffside overlooking the Potomac River, the Hawk's Nest makes its home in an abandoned limestone quarry. The structure consists of a glass and steel volume balancing on a pair of concrete pedestals — flanking a sheltered courtyard. Other than acting as just a foundation, these two pillars are also functional, housing a studio in one and an entry staircase in the other. A linear layout allows every room to take advantage of the floor-to-ceiling glazing, affording views of the West Virginia landscape throughout the entirety of the interior.
Photos: Anice Hoachlander / Wiedemann Architects