Looking more like a fortress than cozy home, this breathtaking structure is “nestled inside large rocks on the San Juan Islands off Washington State.” This 2200-square-foot concrete and glass home was designed by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects. Click here for more pictures.

To set the house deep into the site, portions of the rock outcropping were excavated using a combination of machine work and handwork. The contractor used large drills to set the outline of the building, then used dynamite, hydraulic chippers, a selection of wire saws and other hand tools, working with finer and finer implements as construction progressed.

[via MymodernMet]

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