Jule Pond II  – Watermill, NY

BMA Architects

Lettieri Construction 

Michael Stavaridis

Landscape Architect:
LaGuardia Design 

Watermill, NY

Awards and Recognition:
Archi Award for outstanding achievement in the residential single family over three million dollars

Exterior Cladding:
MONOGATARI 2.0– shou sugi ban charred Cypress
Select grade
Finished on face only, sealed on back & 2 long edges (exterior)
Solid +/- 13/16” thick x +/- 6” face width x 6′-16′ random lengths
Tongue & Groove

MONOGATARI 2.0 – shou sugi ban charred cypress
Select grade
Finished on all 4 sides (exterior)
Solid +/- 1-1/2” thick x +/- 5-1/2” wide x 12′-16′ random lengths

Just a few hundred yards from the Atlantic Ocean on over three acres, Jule Pond II is a breathtaking and unique private residence spanning over 10,000 square feet. With views of Jule Pond and farmland, the views are breathtaking. Stone pavers lead you through the courtyard to the entryway, featuring a sunken patio and fire pit. The MONOGATARI 2.0 shou sugi ban brise soleil spans two stories while visually connecting the three wings of the home. The design of the brise soliel provides a beautiful interval pattern that also extends past the house itself, incorporating it into the landscaping.

The shou sugi ban cladding effortlessly transitions into the entryway, providing a stunning visual contrast surrounding the grand concrete staircase. The level of detail can be seen throughout the home, with dark and light contrasts that provide the same visual rhythm as the exterior. The back of the home features an extensive infinity pool surrounded by a sprawling patio. MONOGATARI 2.0 is incorporated into the arbor over the outdoor dining area, bringing the dark contrast to the back of the home, which is clad in unfinished cedar.

MONOGATARI 2.0 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.  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.

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.

Internationally recognized as a leader in modern architecture, BMA Architects designs custom retreats that celebrate modernism and embodies the future of elevated living. Since its inception in 2001, the firm has grown to include a twenty-person team selected to uphold the company’s merits of personalized service.

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