The Tahoe Pines Project – Lake Tahoe, CA


Architect: Ryan Borman Architects

Builder: In House Builders

Photographer: Matt Waclo

Exterior Cladding:
WALNUT – FSC®-Certified Abodo® Wood
Species: Radiata Pine
FSC®-Certified: FSC® Mix Credit
CVG (Clear Vertical Grain)
1-Coat Finishing On All 4 Sides, 2nd Coat Applied Onsite
Solid +/- 3/4” Thick x +/- 5” Wide x 6′-16′

Nestled among the forests bordering Lake Tahoe, CA, lies the Tahoe Pines Project, where the homeowners are treated to breathtaking views of the lake and surrounding mountains. The project seamlessly blends traditional cabin design with modern minimalism. This is achieved through sleek lines, large glass windows, and a natural timber facade. The use of Abodo wood exterior cladding not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also offers practical benefits. Certified as a Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) Product by the California Building Commission, this premium cladding ensures protection against wildfires—a crucial consideration in the fire-prone Lake Tahoe region. This certification offers homeowners peace of mind, fortifying their homes against potential threats.

reSAWN TIMBER co.’s Abodo Fine Sawn Face Vulcan cladding presents a unique, textured surface with beautiful grain depth, ensuring optimal coating performance. With its thermal modification process and vertical grain structure, Vulcan cladding guarantees superior stability and reduced resin content, making it the ultimate choice for any exterior project.

Project Needs: The clients prioritized durability, low maintenance, and sustainability when selecting their cladding, aiming for a timeless yet modern aesthetic that blends seamlessly with the surrounding landscape.

Project Solutions: After a highly satisfying experience with the Sierra Summit Project, architect Ryan Borman chose to specify Abodo WALNUT cladding again for this project. This option not only fulfilled the clients’ preferences but also provided extra benefits by being a safer building material, meeting the standards for Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) compliance.

Project Results: Both the architect and builders expressed great satisfaction with the installation process and the quality of the product. The aesthetic appeal, eco-friendly characteristics, and durability of Abodo clear vertical grain (CVG) were key factors influencing the decision to select the same material, and they look forward to working with it in the future.

Denver-based architect Ryan Borman has over 15 years of expertise crafting innovative buildings, exclusive residences, and luxury interiors. He integrates art and creativity into architecture while considering the practical aspects of construction. He explores ways for architecture and construction to mutually enhance each other.

In House Builders is a comprehensive design-build firm that emphasizes energy-efficient design and clean, organic lines to impart a mountain-modern aesthetic. They take pride in the simplicity of their designs, allowing the bold structural elements of homes to shine and enhance their style.

Matt Waclo has cultivated a keen understanding of visual composition, unveiling the interplay of architecture, light, and nature through his photography. He takes pride in overseeing all facets of the photographic process and editing and is dedicated to honing his skills with the latest technologies and equipment.

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