Monitor’s Rest – Park City, Utah
CLB Architects and The Iluminus Group
Interior Design Homes, October 2022
Interior Wall Cladding:
KURO – shou sugi ban charred cypress
Select grade (interior)
Burnt on face & 2 long edges, sealed all 4 sides
Solid +/- 1” thick x +/- 2” wide x Fixed Lengths 10′ long
Site Finished Wall and Ceiling Cladding:
(finished on site by others)
CUSTOM Clear Vertical Grain (CVG) Hemlock
Unfinished, brushed on face only
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: “Given the house’s size, a main challenge was editing the material selection to create a focused aesthetic. Hemlock ceilings, oak floors, and walls of oak or Croatian limestone unify the disparate rooms.”
The use of Hemlock throughout the interior and in the soffits on the exterior gives a cohesive, natural element to the home. Select walls of the interior are clad in KURO Shou Sugi Ban Charred Cypress, providing a textural design element with the brownish tones the client wanted. The interior is primarily clad with Clear Vertical Grain Hemlock that was finished on-site.
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.
reSAWN TIMBER co. chose Western Hemlock for interior applications due to its impeccably straight uniform grain structure, fine texture, and creamy white to light gold color, which lends itself to a modern clean aesthetic. And, it’s a great option for an affordable, aesthetically pleasing, high-grade, vertical grain material.
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.