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Appalachian home with river views rises in West Virginia

It was designed for a painter and an art historian

Exterior view of porch overlooking river valley below.
The Ridge House sits high above the Potomac River in West Virginia.
Photos by Paul Burk via Dezeen

The Ridge House is a 1,200-square-foot home designed by Annapolis, Maryland-based practice GriD for a painter and an art historian. Located in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, and overlooking the Potomac River, it combines two intersecting volumes—a long, rectilinear block and a smaller one that inserts itself at an angle into the back of the larger one.

Influenced by the vernacular dogtrot house, in which a breezeway separates two parts of a home under a single roof, the one-bedroom includes a painting studio and study, which are arranged, with the master suite, along the ridge of the site. The common spaces—kitchen, dining, and living areas—are located within the second volume and turn out toward woodland views.

Sliding glass doors in the living area open onto a porch, which offers a vista of the river just beyond. As for materials, the home is clad in wood and metal accents, the floors and porch are concrete, and the walls painted white. For more, head to Dezeen.

Via: Dezeen