Work has started on the siding. It looks good. In this suburban city dominated by faux Spanish and Mediterranean stucco builder homes, the shou-sugi-ban siding will be polarizing, many will hate it and some will find it very cool. One reason we decided to rebuilt rather than purchase a new home is that our neighborhood has no design restriction.
I like how the look of the siding changes depending on the view angle and the position of the sun. The hint of silver charcoal is nice. Like a black car, it’ll be easy to tell when the house is dirty. The dust really shows.
The second floor siding material should arrive after Thanksgiving. It’ll be interesting to see the contrast of this material against the shou-sugi-ban.
The neighborhood is a bit crowded now, the roof of the neighbor’s house is being redone and another neighbor is doing some remodeling work.