Residence – Manhattan  Beach, CA

Manhattan Beach, CA


Beach House Design — Designer

Beach House Design and Development — Builder

Exterior Siding:
HOWAITO – shou sugi ban charred cypress
Select Grade
Burnt on face only, sealed face & back
13/16” thick X 4-7/8” wide
Ship Lap with 1/4″ reveal

On a quiet block in Manhattan Beach, CA, the 21st Street residence garners immediate attention for its lush, green landscaping and use of HOWAITO shou sugi ban exterior siding. The property maintains a small footprint, but it’s noticeable for a clear commitment to color contrasts and sustainability. In addition to charred shou sugi ban siding, the residence’s exterior captures the setting California sun with an abundance of large windows.

Perhaps more visually intriguing than the natural wood siding, design and build firm Beach House Design & Development included a garage door, gate, and fence crafted out of HOWAITO shou sugi ban charred cypress. HOWAITO’s juxtaposition with the white features of the house highlights the charred wood’s texture and color variation. Additionally, the dark colored balcony railing creates a dynamic level of contrast between dark and light aesthetics.

reSAWN’s CHARRED offering features cypress, western red cedar, Accoya, Kebony, black walnut, red oak, white oak and reclaimed hemlock that is burnt in the Japanese tradition of shou sugi ban.  Our award-winning CHARRED products pay homage to the traditional Japanese technique of “shou-sugi-ban” aka “yakisugi” without being literal.  Historically very specific in their definition, “shousugi-ban” and “yakisugi” have become common nomenclature for modern charred wood designs in general.  Shou sugi ban exterior siding is intended to weather beautifully in place, and maintain its performance standards. All of reSAWN’s CHARRED products are made in the USA, in their facility in Telford, PA.

Beach House Design & Development is an integrated real estate services specializing in the disciplines of architectural and interior design, build and construction and investment services.

With over 20 years of experience, their services are scaled to work on residential and commercial projects of all sizes, and they specifically target clients who demand a seamless approach in their real estate acquisition, design, construction or disposition.

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