Fire Island Residence – Fire Island, NY


Fire Island, NY

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Exterior Cladding:

UNAGI shou sugi ban charred Accoya
Select Grade, burnt face only, sealed face and back
3/4″ thick X 5-1/2″ wide X 8′-16′ random lengths
Tongue and Groove

TAKEI shou sugi ban charred Accoya
Burnt and brushed on face only, sealed on back
3/4″ thick X 5-1/2″ wide X 8′-16′ random lengths
Tongue and Groove

LONGPORT black walnut
Plain sawn, character grade, prefinished with matte polyurethane, voids filled
Engineered, endmatched, microbeveled edges and ends
5/8″ thick (4mm wear layer) X 5″ wide X 7’6″ to 8’6″ long lengths
Tongue and Groove

A 4-bedroom seasonal home, located in Seaview, Fire Island, is placed on the site to take advantage of the sun, wind and views of both ocean and bay. The square site required a precise arrangement of the house and pool, that allowed the house to wrap the deck and pool, forming a barrier from the public walk. The “L” shape of the house creates a private enclave of exterior space to celebrate the cherished indoor|outdoor experience of Fire Island. A modest roof deck allows for unobstructed sunset and sunrise views.

Clad primarily in reSAWN’s UNAGI and TAKEI shou sugi ban charred Accoya, cuts, voids and punches are composed with windows, recesses and overhangs for seemingly unorganized facades.

The first floor of the house incorporates reSAWN’s LONGPORT black walnut as ceiling cladding, and then includes LONGPORT as flooring and wall cladding on the second floor.

LONGPORT features wide plank plain sawn select or character grade American Black WALNUT prefinished with a matte polyurethane for flooring or wall cladding.  The wide face width showcases the full character and grain pattern that black walnut has to offer.

American Black Walnut is a heavy, strong wood defined by its rich deep browns and beautiful figure.  The grain pattern of black walnut is mostly straight and open, but some boards have burled or curly grain.

UNAGI and TAKEI feature CHARRED Accoya® wood burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban.  Accoya® wood is the result of decades of research and development that has brought together a long-established, extensively proven wood modification technique and leading-edge patented technology – acetylation to create a high performance wood, ideal for outdoor use and challenging applications.

By significantly enhancing the durability and dimensional stability of fast-growing and abundantly available certified wood species, Accoya® wood provides compelling environmental advantages over slow-growing hardwoods (which are often unsustainably sourced), woods treated with toxic preservative chemicals, and non-renewable carbon-intensive materials such as plastics, steel and concrete.

  • The Accoya® wood patented modification process adds nothing to the wood that does not already naturally occur in it
  • Class 1 durability – facilitating a longer lifespan, improved carbon sequestration potential and lower lifetime material consumption versus other materials
  • Outstanding dimensional stability, resulting in lower maintenance frequency and therefore less coating over the lifetime of the product
  • Superior thermal insulation, providing energy conservation advantages when used for applications such as windows and doors
  • All Accoya® wood is produced from well managed sustainable sources including FSC® and other regionally certified woods
  • Low carbon footprint: Accoya® wood is an environmentally compatible substitute for carbon intensive materials
  • Environmentally compatible: 100% recyclable and reusable, naturally renewable
  • Rapidly renewable materials: use of abundantly available and fast-growing source species

Accoya® wood has been tested over prolonged periods in all types of weathering conditions – above ground, below ground and even in water – and has been proven to withstand even the toughest of external environments. Not only is its durability proven, but it has also been shown to retain its appearance, requiring much less frequent maintenance than other wood species. This gives added reassurance to the manufacturers, architects, specifiers, builders and property owners who have chosen Accoya® wood for a diverse range of projects. Accoya® wood is also being tested for additional uses by leading independent institutes worldwide.

Our charring & sealing process makes for beautifully designed exterior wood siding.  Like any exterior wood siding prefinished or finished in place, these materials will weather naturally over time and will require maintenance.  

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, “shou-sugi-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 our facility in Telford, PA.

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