Shou Sugi Ban House in Los Gatos

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Shou Sugi Ban House in Los Gatos

Japaneese Inspired Villa, CA, United States – design By Schwartz and Architecture, Architects

Feb 26, 2016

Shou Sugi Ban House

Location: Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, California, USA (just south of San Francisco)

Design: Schwartz and Architecture

Shou Sugi Ban House

Shou Sugi Ban House

This project, an extensive remodel and addition to an existing modern residence high above Silicon Valley, was inspired by dominant images and textures from the site: boulders, bark, and leaves.

Shou Sugi Ban House

Shou Sugi Ban House

Shou Sugi Ban House

We created a two-story addition clad in traditional Japanese Shou Sugi Ban burnt wood siding that anchors home and site. Natural textures also prevail in the cosmetic remodeling of all the living spaces. The new volume adjacent to an expanded kitchen contains a family room and staircase to an upper guest suite.

Shou Sugi Ban House Shou Sugi Ban House

Shou Sugi Ban House

Shou Sugi Ban House

The original home was a joint venture between Min | Day as Design Architect and Burks Toma Architects as Architect of Record and was substantially completed in 1999. In 2005, Min | Day added the swimming pool and related outdoor spaces. Schwartz and Architecture (SaA) began work on the addition and substantial remodel of the interior in 2009, completed in 2015.

Shou Sugi Ban House

Shou Sugi Ban House

Shou Sugi Ban House

Shou Sugi Ban House

Shou Sugi Ban House in Los Gatos – Building Information

Location: Los Gatos, CA, USA
Year: 2015
Area: 3,750 sq ft remodel, 600 sq ft addition

Shou Sugi Ban House

Photography: Matthew Millman

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