One of my favorite parts of Harpoon House is the siding. Early in the process when developing the initial concept for our house we were really interested in the idea of aging gracefully… And that certain materials, when allowed to show their age, can be extremely long lived with very little maintenance. I’ve been noticing lately that this aging has begun to happen in a very visible way. For reference, the image below is how our siding looked when we moved in almost two years ago.
Over the next several years, the siding will become more of an austere silver much like many homes out on the coast.
The siding is in a constant state of change that I’ve found constantly delightful. Above is how our house can look when wet. Many people are very convinced that in order to keep cedar beautiful, it needs to be refinished every few years… This way you can maintain its natural pink/orange/salmon color, but that is such a limited view of what this material is capable of.