Structural lines are on full display at this London addition, from the ceiling beams to the plywood bed frame.
At this Dutch loft in a former sugar refinery, the original beams offer a warm and textural contrast to the sleek and modern finishes introduced during the renovation. “There's a lot of nice patina to the very old beams; we definitely wanted to show that,” says architect Jurjen van Hulzen.
The redesign of this Northern California barn opened up the ceiling to reveal historic but damaged trusses, which were rehabilitated or replaced with Douglas fir depending on their degree of rot.
At this rustic retreat in the Hudson Valley, the beams are stained with LifeTime from Valhalla Wood Preservatives, which will oxidize the material over time.
Exposed beams, offset by larch wood accents, characterize the interior of this Alpine escape.