Montauk Residence – Montauk, NY

Montauk, NY

Desai Chia Architecture

Exterior Wall Cladding:

IRUKA shou sugi ban charred cypress
Select grade, burnt both faces and long edges, sealed all 4 sides
13/16″ thick X 5-1/2″ wide X 10′, 14′ & 16′ long
3/4″ thick X 1″ wide X 5′, 14′ & 16′ long
1″ thick X 10-1/2″ wide X 10′ long

Featured in The New York Times – The Long-Term Beach House

Located a block from the beach in Montauk, NY, this home was designed to promote family interaction with easy flow between indoor and outdoor activities and clear sight lines across large sections of the home.

The house facade is a combination of exposed concrete and reSAWN’s IRUKA shou sugi ban charred cypress. The color and texture of IRUKA helped reference vernacular Montauk architecture while articulating an iconic, crisp, modern form. The wood wraps into the interiors, framing the living spaces on the upper floor and cascading down the staircase to the family room.

IRUKA features CHARRED CYPRESS burnt in the Japanese style of shou sugi ban.  IRUKA can be used for interior or exterior wall cladding. For exterior cladding, we offer Select Grade.  For interior applications, we offer #2 common and Select Grade. The higher the grade, the better it is felt the wood will perform, especially in exterior applications.

IRUKA 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.

IRUKA 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.

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.  

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, “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.

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