As is evident from a recent article on, 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.

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