Completed in 2020, this Lands End project embraces and integrates the natural outdoors into its minimalistic design while highlighting the home’s breathtaking ocean views.
The kitchen cabinetry is a combination of natural rift-cut white oak—which offers the subtlest grain patterns as well as being the most stable—and Shou Sugi Ban-inspired accents with horizontal grain-matched fronts. An ancient Japanese technique for treating exterior siding, Shou Sugi Ban involves charring wood with fire to preserve it; here, the inspired effect was achieved by wire brushing the white oak, then staining it black and coating it with an ultra dual clear finish. Birch plywood interiors offer a striking contrast while minimal hardware allows the wood finishes to shine. The result is a sleek and subtly dramatic kitchen that is a beauty in its own right while not competing for the spectacular outside views.