Lake Shore Drive Project – Delaware County, PA


Architect: TBD Architecture

Builder: Spire Builders

Photographer: Matthew Williams

Exterior Cladding:
NIGIRI – charred FSC®-Certified
Accoya® wood
Species: Pinus radiata
FSC®-Certified: FSC® mixed 70%
Burnt on face only, sealed all 4 sides
Solid +/- 3/4″ thick x +/- 3-1/2″ wide
Surfaced-4-Sides (S4S)

Ceiling Cladding:
LEWIS – Western Hemlock
Clear Vertical Grain (CVG)
Solid 3/4″ thick X 3-1/2″ face w/ 1/16″
milled-in gap X 6’16’
Tongue & Groove

The Lake Shore Drive Project is located in Delaware County, PA. It offers the perfect blend of suburban tranquility and easy access to the bustling city of Philadelphia. Residents enjoy the picturesque landscapes, tree-lined streets, and abundance of green spaces, making it an ideal location for families and nature enthusiasts. This modern home features reSAWN TIMBER co.’s NIGIRI charred Accoya® exterior cladding and LEWIS Western Hemlock ceiling cladding.

The Feng-Shui designed home features a sauna, indoor pool, outdoor pool, tennis court, and multiple outdoor spaces for family-gathering. The framing of the house is supported by a Knightwall system that holds the cladding, the hidden gutters, and the intricate window structures, making this home extremely unique.

NIGIRI by reSAWN TIMBER co. features charred Accoya® wood burnt in the Japanese style of Shou Sugi Ban. NIGIRI can be used for interior or exterior wall cladding. 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.

LEWIS by reSAWN TIMBER co. features clear vertical grain WESTERN HEMLOCK with a ultra low (28g/L) VOC oil finish. LEWIS is appropriate for interior wall & ceiling cladding. It can be used for exterior applications on PROTECTED surfaces such as soffits to achieve a seamless interior/exterior aesthetic. LEWIS is standardly a Class B Fire Rating for interior applications.

TBD Architecture is an award winning architecture and design firm based in lower Manhattan. They offer personalized service throughout the entire process from evaluating a potential property, through design, construction, move-in and ongoing maintenance.The firm has successfully completed over 40 projects, including interior renovations, additions, and new construction.

Spire Builders specialize in the planning, coordination, and construction of a project from conception to completion. Spire prides themselves on creating a company culture the breeds loyalty and encourages career longevity.

Matthew Williams resides in Brooklyn and grew up in New Zealand, which inspires most of his work to this day. He has an extensive portfolio, working with renowned editorial clients like Dwell, Vogue Spain, Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, and many more. Notably, he has contributed to various books on interior design and home organization, showcasing his diverse skill set and wide-reaching influence in the industry.

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