Tellagansett – Telluride, CO
Architect and Photography:
Tommy Hein Architects
reSAWN TIMBER co.
HOWAITO– shou sugi ban charred Cypress
Burnt on face only, sealed all 4 sides (interior)
Solid +/- 13/16″ thick x +/- 5-1/8” wide x 6′-16′ random lengths
Tongue & Groove
Just a block away from the San Miguel River, this 4,700 square foot new-build features HOWAITO shou sugi ban charred Cypress, used on the interior walls, ceilings, and as custom millwork on select doors throughout the home. This residence is nestled away in a neighborhood near all that Telluride has to offer. A mere few blocks away, there is a Gondola that can take you to the surrounding mountains, trails, and ski resort, all while still being a short walk from the local breweries and eateries. The property features rare views of the ski area, Bear Creek, and the San Miguel River corridor.
HOWAITO is made with Cypress sourced from the Southern United States. 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.
Tommy Hein‘s work reflects a deep appreciation for the potential of architecture to enhance one’s life through the creation of built forms and the organization of space. They are dedicated to creating unique buildings appropriate to their environment as well as their cultural context. Each project grows from its site, embracing the nature of materials and light. Environmental and Social Responsibility are their highest priorities; they practice green building construction and passive solar design on all of their projects.