Bates Masi’s renovation and expansion of Harry Bates’s 1967 house in Amagansett, New York, salvaged much of the home’s original cypress decking and incorporated subtle additions to the exterior. Because cypress quickly develops a patina, it was only a matter of weeks before the new facade matched the color of the original wood siding.
This 4,200-square-foot forest retreat in North Carolina is clad in stained local tongue-in-groove cypress. It was designed around the Series 600 multi-slide window walls from Western Window Systems, a rarity in the southeast.
In Austin, a glass pavilion links a renovated 1920s bungalow with a modern addition, which has cypress paneling and a metal roof.
Alterstudio Architecture of Austin designed this house in the Texas capital for a young family of four. In consultation with the clients, Alterstudio opted to clad the house in local cypress rather than imported, FSC-certified ipe.
This Wisconsin home overlooking Lake Michigan is clad in tongue-and-groove new-growth cypress. Vertical basswood slats follow the stairs to the second floor and into the master bedroom, extending outside to serve as the railing for a small balcony.
The exterior of this Shelter Island summer house is clad in 100-year-old cypress meticulously crafted for the home by former shipbuilder George Velmachos of Wright and Company.
Rookie firm Patch Work Architecture used locally sourced Lawson cypress to clad the exterior of a 970-square-foot house in New Zealand. Vibrant painted accents contrast with the otherwise neutral structure. Steel trusses, painted in a blue hue called Lochmara from Resene, are visible through the fiberglass panels on the veranda.
At this Virginia renovation, a custom dining table and red Non chairs by Komplot complement the addition’s cypress cladding.