Robert Gross, AIA | LEED AP in Bergen County, NJ
“They always take great care in finding the most appropriate woods based on my design criteria. They’ve searched all over the country and Canada to find the right quality Northern White Cedar products for me. Their in-house milling department is exceptional, as I have learned by commissioning them to custom-mill several specific siding profiles and details. They also maintain close working relationships with other associated crafts such as custom wood-stainers. So I receive quality-controlled pre-stained wood products on all my projects.”
Northern White Cedar Siding
This house’s material palette reflects the client’s love of natural materials including variety of hard and soft woods and stone. Particular attention was given to design of the custom-milled Northern White Cedar in horizontal and vertical laid boards and slats. The custom staining that brought out the richness of the natural cedar tones is also noteworthy.
Custom milled siding
This is Northern White Cedar plank siding with custom ribbed profiles to clad the new wing. Also, he re-clad the dated scalloped wood siding, while retaining most of the existing base-level brick. A double-height entry hall was created, capped by a reverse-sloped, “butterfly” roof. It was angled to capture maximal daylight penetration into the house through multiple skylights.
A poolside cabana
This pool cabana anchors a garden corner with shady refuge. The pool-facing walls, glazed with Arcadia multi-paneled sliding doors, retreat into cedar-clad pocket walls. This dissolves the boundary between outside and in. The custom-profiled Northern White cedar siding turns up into a slatted overhang. It can then turn down again into a slatted wall hiding an exterior shower.