High Desert Retreat – Santa Rosa Mountains, CA
Santa Rosa Mountains, CA
Architect + Designer:
Aidlin Darling Design
Awards and Publications:
2021 AIA Award – Interior Architecture
2021 RDAA Project of the Year Award
2021 Best Of Show – International Interior Design Association
2021 Honor Award – International Interior Design Association
2021 Green Good Design Award – International Design Awards
Featured in FRAME 2021
Featured in Home World Design
2020 Gold Award, House – International Design Awards
2020 National Design Excellence Award – Society of American Registered Architects
2020 Merit Award, Residential Design – American Institute of Architects
2020 Category Winner, Residential – Blueprint Awards
2020 Citation Award, Architecture – American Institute of Architects
2020 Grand Award – Builder Magazine
2020 American Architecture Award, Private Homes – The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture & Design
2020 Finalist, Residential Architecture – San Francisco Design Week Awards
2020 Record Houses – Architectural Record
Dezeen 2020 Awards – Rural House Category
Interior Design Magazine 2020 Best of Year Winner
reSAWN TIMBER co. – CHARRED ACCOYA
YOSHIMI – shou sugi ban charred FSC-Certified Accoya® wood
Species: Pinus radiata
FSC® Certified: FSC® Mix 70%
Burnt on face only, sealed ALL 4 SIDES (exterior)
3/4” thick X 3-3/8″ wide
Tongue & Groove
Located on a rocky plateau in Santa Rosa Mountains, CA, this magnificent residence aptly named High Desert Retreat features reSAWN’s YOSHIMI shou sugi ban charred FSC®-Certified Accoya® interior and exterior cladding. This retreat offers captivating views of the Coachella Valley and the San Jacinto Mountains. The color palette of the home contrasts with the surrounding desert landscape’s lighter palette.
The home features crisp geometry that does not interfere but enhances the surrounding landscape. The exterior is clad with burnt and wire brushed wood cladding – YOSHIMI – to provide a highly textured finish. The benefits of Accoya wood, such as insect and rot resistance, are an excellent match for the area, including the climate’s nuances such as significant temperature changes. The interior of the home features a mix of concrete, wood cladding, stone, and steel.
Accoya is wood, but not as you know it. It is a modified timber in which a process called acetylation, a cutting-edge patented technology, enables it to resist rot, defy the elements and stay strong for decades. Guaranteed for 50 years above ground and 25 years in-ground or freshwater, its performance and properties are remarkable.
Shou sugi ban Accoya is the combination of high-performance modified wood and an award-winning charred technique. Inspired by an ancient Japanese process that dates back to the 1700s, shou sugi ban enhances the exterior performance and aesthetic value of natural wood products. Due to the enhanced durability of Accoya, a dense outer char layer allows the wood to transition to a beautiful weathered look seamlessly. All of our charred shou sugi ban Accoya products are FSC® certified.
Aidlin Darling Design bridges the demands of artistic endeavor, environmental responsibility, functional pragmatics, and financial considerations. As a multidisciplinary firm, they believe that innovations discovered through the process of design and construction can be applied to projects of any scale, use, or purpose.