ABOUT THE PROJECT
A northwest suburb of Washington, D.C., Bethesda is a hub of young professionals and diplomats. The Bethesda residence contrasts the classic colonial neighborhood with a dark color palette and the inclusion of reSAWN’s MATSU shou sugi ban Accoya wood. Using a dark gray coupled with the black shou sugi ban wood siding, Anne Decker Architects lightened the mood of the house with the inclusion of large windows.
The front of the house is minimalist with a single tree and a trellis supporting ivy against the MATSU cladded garage. Continuing around the garage towards the back yard, a hidden garden is found among the shou sugi ban Accoya, and the garden includes a fountain, sitting area, and succulents. While the gray accents and large wall of charred black wood are the main features of the back of the house, a large porch area, a pergola, a large yard, and a pool add a classic suburb feel to the back yard.