Washing state woodworkers birdloft created this mod-inspired coffee table with a twist. The wood is burned using a Japanese technique called Shou sugi ban that brings out the wood's natural grains and patterns.
For the outside of the house, designers used milled slats of cypress wood called Shou Sugi Ban, which have been charred, brushed and oiled. It's a low-maintenance material that also provides a crisp contrast with the home's light-colored interior.
The brainchild of wellness entrepreneur Danny Seo, the Naturally House was designed by Steve Dray and Cecilia Winston and built by Lucas Barry. The stunning interiors were designed by Rebecca Cartwright, who also purchased the home. Built on the New Urbanist, walkable, organic farm-centered Serenbe community south of Atlanta, the Naturally House is constructed with vertical cedar woodplanks and uses the Japanese preservation technique of shou sugi ban in which wood is charred to make it waterproof.