Recycled Windows, Sunsets, & Love

This is a sweet story that resulted in an innovative sustainable design idea, which proved to be EVERYTHING. I came across this story while perusing Inhabitat, a website that runs a lot of sustainable design stories, and loved it so much that I had to share.

We all like a good sunset, right? Well, when couple Nick Olson (a photographer)  and fashion designer Lilah Horowitz were on their first date, they admired the sunset and discussed dreams to one day build a house in which they could fully enjoy the magnificence of a beautiful sunset. One year later, they quit their jobs and set off on a road trip from Pennsylvania to West Virginia where they finally settled to begin building something spectacular.

To optimize sunset viewing within their home, Olson and Horowitz came up with the idea to build a “facade of windows” for the house. On their road trip they collected windows from garage sales, antique shops, flea markets, etc and used these windows to build an entire facade of their new home. Has your jaw dropped yet? Pretty amazing right? Have a look at the pictures below.



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Check out the full story here


Just to really show off, the couple even built the rest of the house out of recycled wood. I’m finished! So green, so inspiring, and so beautiful!

Hope you’re having a good start to the week!




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