1884 House – Portsmouth, NH
TORA shou sugi ban
13/16” thick X 5-1/8” wide X 6-16’ random lengths
The 1884 House located in Portsmouth, New Hampshire was once a fermentation building for the Frank Jones Brewery. Its renovation was part of Chinburg Properties larger project to bring to life the entire West End brew yard, where 40 new apartments were created next door.
There are commercial tenants on the first two floors and 14 apartments above them. All residents of those apartments have access to a roof-top deck with panoramic views of the West End and the three bridges spanning the Piscataqua River into Maine.
reSAWN’s TORA shou sugi ban charred cypress exterior cladding was used on the building, near the roof top deck. TORA is made with cypress sourced from the Southern United States and can be used for interior wall cladding, ceiling cladding and exterior siding. With its legendary beauty and natural durability, cypress has long been a staple as an exterior wood siding product. Because cypress generates its own preservative oil, called cypressene, it’s an ideal wood for locations with constant heat, humidity, and torrential rains.
Chinburg has grown from a small family business to the largest builder of homes in the Seacoast region while maintaining their fundamental values of integrity, honesty and quality.
In addition to new construction, their portfolio of services includes general contracting, construction management, renovation and restoration, commercial and residential rentals, and property management. Their experienced staff professionals can tap into a wealth of knowledge and resources to take any project from concept to reality.