Wolf Architects, Boston

“We chose Armster to supply our projects because they’re a local business that understands the needs and constraints of New England climates and standards. We were familiar with Armster’s products and with Klaas’ knowledge about reclaimed lumber, and his interest in working with architects to select materials. We worked closely, exploring different lumber varieties that he had available, and different approaches to milling it for our purposes. They have a large variety of reclaimed species available, and work with architects and contractors to get the right finished product.” Gary Wolf, AIA

A complete rebuild of a builder’s house to create an award-winning LEED residence.
Exterior paneling of reclaimed woods, both natural and stained, provide a distinct look and feel to the home. Vertical & horizontal milling options help profile the dynamic volumes of the house.

For the interior floors and other elements, they used old growth, heart pine from reclaimed beams; resawn and milled tongue & groove. Grain character and color are unique to this famous timber.

An addition on a 1930’s home by an architect who introduced Modernism to New England. The contrast in the exterior, reclaimed cladding balances the reflection in structural forms.