Bark House

The Washington Post

May 2016
Natural Bark material on architects' house. Bark House poplar bark exterior siding.

A Home that Brings Outside Indoors

Bark adorns the front of the house.  The bark panels from Highland Craftsmen wrap around the front entry ramp to the house, hinting that their house is indeed, one of a kind.  The architects say they “struggled” to find just the kind of material for the entry… before choosing bark siding for the curve at the front of the house.  The wall curves a second time as you go up the ramp.  It reiterates the theme of bringing the outdoors into the interior and the bark continues inside as you come into the living room and kitchen.  The material is made from reclaimed tree bark.