Private Residence – Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA


Hughes Umbanhowar Architects

Exterior Siding:
MURASAKI – shou sugi ban charred cypress
#2 Common Grade
Burnt on face only, sealed face & back
13/16” thick X 5-1/8” wide
Tongue & Groove

The private residence in Los Angeles, CA commands attention for its polygonal structure and use of bright, warm colors. In addition to the other design elements, reSAWN TIMBER co.’s MURASAKI shou sugi ban charred cypress adds complexity and beauty with it’s pronounced wood grain. The neutral tones of the exterior siding allow the other architectural elements to stand out. Designed by hughesumbanhowar architects, the house is an ode to the firm’s philosophy to be “guided by curiosity and intelligence.”

While the residence is a modern design, it was expertly created to allow the homeowner to enjoy nature. Specifically, the “hanging” porch and open den area connect the beautiful California weather with the comfort of home. Bright accent colors surround the largely neutral tones of the main structure.

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.  All of reSAWN’s CHARRED products are made in the USA, in their facility in Telford, PA.

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.  For interior applications, expect little to no change.  We’ve created this CHARRED USAGE GUIDE to tell you more.  

hughesumbanhowar architects is an architectural firm with studios in South Florida and Los Angeles. They create buildings, objects and projects for discriminating and engaged clients. The work they do is a reflection of their interest in craft, form and building technology in response to the contemporary condition. Guided by curiosity and intelligence, they excel in translating materials and state-of-the-art technology into practical, unique and solution oriented projects to the benefit of clients and the broader community.

Photography–© 2017 Made By Miz

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