As is evident from a recent article on AD.com, wood plays an important role in the design of this Malibu beach house designed by Montalba Architects for fashion executives Tony Graham and Dierdre Roffoni. Clad in a mix of dark shou sugi ban with a contrasting Douglas fir interior, the home both blends into its hillside surroundings and creates a warm and inviting atmosphere. 

For the exterior, Montalba specified custom Kebony | SSB | Burned & Brushed cladding from Delta Millworks, applied as unique fins to serve as a rainscreen against the harsh coastal atmosphere. Our exterior charred siding products deliver superior performance and distinctive beauty. The burning process creates a layer of carbon resulting in elegant finishes that protect the wood from the elements. All of our exterior products are designed to preserve the tradition of shou-sugi-ban while meeting the high demands of modern architecture.

Read more about the project on AD.com.