Residence – Denver, CO

River North Art District (RiNo)
Denver, CO

Davis Urban


Sean Smith Construction

Exterior Siding:
HADAKA – shou sugi ban charred cypress
Select Grade
Burnt on face only, sealed face & back
13/16” thick X 5-1/2” wide

Modern In Denver - Fall 2018 - History in the Making - RiNo Residence - Shou sugi ban
Featured in Modern In Denver - Fall 2018

Denver’s River North Arts District, better known as RiNo, began as a grass roots movement to connect local art organizations. In a neighborhood with small craft breweries, coffee shops, and restaurants, the 3011 Lawrence project mixes a modern, industrial style with natural HADAKA shou sugi ban wood siding to create a residence that recognizes the local art scene and sustainability movement.

With a double lot sized property, 3011 Lawrence is designed to maximize both and indoor spaces. The project features wide, three level front and back sections that allow for ample living areas while the middle section is narrow with high ceilings. On the exterior, the house utilizes an industrial aesthetic with shipping containers, HADAKA shou sugi ban, and concrete. The backyard includes the original property’s outer brick wall and an in ground trampoline.

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.  All of reSAWN’s CHARRED products are made in the USA, in their facility in Telford, PA.

Davis Urban is a boutique design firm that was founded in 2011. Davis Urban utilizes a modern, clean and innovative design aesthetic to create projects that not only meet client needs but also fit within its surrounding fabric. Davis Urban takes on challenging renovation and infill projects that have gone untouched for years. Our creative approach allows us to bring a renewed quality and aesthetic to a multitude of spaces. We use refined modern material pallets and eccentric concepts to make projects stand out and take on a timeless feel that will last for future generations.

Featured on HGTV’s “Professional Grade”, Sean Smith Construction, Inc. is the premier custom home builder serving the Denver area. Sean Smith is a licensed general contractor and business owner. Sean renovates and builds homes for clients who demand high-quality, green homes and cutting-edge, eco-friendly amenities. His projects have been certified under the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes program.

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