Ghent Residence – Ghent, NY
Michael Ryan Architects
Furnari Construction Company
GURE shou sugi ban charred cypress
Burnt on face only, sealed all four sides
13/16” thick X 5-1/8” wide X 6-16’ random lengths
Tongue & Groove
Tucked away in the beautiful Hudson Valley of upstate New York, Ghent, NY is a small town full of rich history and rolling hills. This residence is situated on a large plot of land, making it the perfect countryside getaway. At first glance, the home appears to be a classic country home. But the brightly colored doors, copper accents and reSAWN’s GURE shou sugi ban charred cypress immediately lend a modern feel to the otherwise traditional style of the home.
Michael Ryan Architects designed this modern country home by understanding the needs of their clients and the unique qualities of the property.
GURE shou sugi ban features CHARRED CYPRESS burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban. GURE can be used for interior or exterior wall cladding and is available in select grade or #2 common grade cypress. The higher the grade, the better it is felt the wood will perform, especially in exterior applications. See our CHARRED Grading Guide for more info. GURE can be treated to Class A Fire Rating for Interior Application – please call to inquire.
GURE is carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed and then stained/sealed. The top coat sealer is applied prior to shipping (for exterior applications, we recommend sealing the back side as well as the face). The burning process accentuates the wood grain and creates varying colors when viewed from different angles and in different light.
GURE 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.
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.