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Monitor’s Rest  – Park City, Utah

Exterior Cladding:

KURO – shou sugi ban charred cypress
Select grade (exterior)
Burnt on face only, sealed all 4 sides (exterior)
Solid +/- 13/16” thick x +/- 5-1/8” wide x 6′-16′ random lengths
Tongue & Groove

Select grade (exterior)
Burnt on face & 2 long edges, sealed all 4 sides
Solid +/- 1” thick x +/- 2” wide x Fixed Lengths 10′ long
S4S

CUSTOM Clear Vertical Grain (CVG) Hemlock
Brushed & finished on face only, sealed all 4 sides (exterior)
Solid +/- 3/4” thick x +/- 5” face w/ 1/8″ milled in gap x 6′-16′ random lengths
Tongue & Groove

Over 19,000 square feet on 4.9 acres, Monitor’s Rest is a boldly designed addition to Park City. With countless amenities, including a climbing wall, sports court, bowling alley, ski-in/ski-out locker room, and spa – Monitor’s Rest is like no other. Elegant and bold design choices throughout the home provide a larger-than-life experience, connecting the estate to the surrounding Wasatch Mountains and trees. Noted in Interior Design Homes: “The building’s exterior establishes the material palette used throughout: Croatian limestone, shou sugi ban cedar cladding, steelframed windows, and a copper roof. Its simple form is designed to withstand the harsh winters.” A watchtower-like structure, referencing the forest fire watchtowers found in national parks, provides a private, comfortable recluse to take in the views.

KURO shou sugi ban charred Cypress is used on the exterior, and as select accent walls on the interior. A field mockup was used to see KURO at the project site to see how it weather’s in this region. CUSTOM Hemlock is also used on the exterior, a beautiful contrast of tonality. KURO provided the desired aesthetic, with variations of deep black tones and soft brown tones mixed throughout. CVG Hemlock is commonly used in this region, so it was a beautiful addition to the project.

KURO is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed, and then finished. The burning process accentuates the wood grain and creates varying colors when viewed from different angles and in different light. KURO 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.

The work of CLB spans a wide variety of project types with a strong emphasis on custom residential architecture. Community facilities, resorts, and mixed-use buildings make up the public side of the practice. In all of their work they focus on process, collaboration and integration of craft, material and constructability. This approach has resulted in numerous awards and publications and has raised public awareness of the benefits of good design.

Monitor's Rest :: KURO Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cypress