Cypress: The Natural Choice for Siding

Known for its honey-like hues and ability to withstand the elements, cypress is fast becoming the go-to-product for siding and a host of other outdoor applications. There’s no denying it, cypress is a natural beauty. And with proper care and maintenance, it’s a product that will provide a lifetime of good looks and lasting performance. […]

Cypress Siding: It’s What the Pros Choose

If current design trends are any indication, wood siding is back. Design professionals are recommending one species in particular: cypress. What’s behind this revival of cypress siding? “Good looks, dependable performance, and affordability,” says Stephen Logue of the Southern Cypress Manufacturers Association. “Cypress has a unique appearance with its honey-like hues and intriguing grain pattern. […]

Outdoor Spaces Offer Style and Comfort

If you enjoy relaxing and entertaining on your porch or patio, you are not alone. Today’s homeowners love being outdoors, and design professionals are being tasked with creating extravagant outdoor living areas with all the creature comforts that are typically found indoors. A task they’re accomplishing with natural building materials like cypress. Mark Tuck of […]

A Lake House in Michigan

By Wendy Silverstein American hardwoods often play an outsize role in projects by Desai Chia Architecture, a New York firm led by the husband-and-wife team of Arjun Desai and Katherine Chia. A lakeside vacation retreat in Leelanau County, Michigan, designed in collaboration with Environment Architects (AOR) in 2016, is a good example of their masterly […]

Creating your Outdoor Oasis

Summer cookouts. Relaxing nights. Weekend staycations. Whether entertaining friends or simply relaxing with family, homeowners are enjoying vacation vibes in their own backyards. Serene porches and oasis-like patios are all the rage these days, and design pros—aiming to pair comfort and functionality—are crafting these stylish spaces with natural materials like cypress. Beautiful and Durable Jane […]

Boost your Home’s Curb Appeal

Looks matter and first impressions count! So to pique the interest of potential buyers, refresh your home’s exterior and boost the curb appeal with new siding. In-the-know design pros are choosing cypress siding for the upgrade. It looks great and can last a lifetime, no matter what Mother Nature might have in store. “Cypress siding […]

Create a Space for Chillin’ and Grillin’

It’s outdoor living season and there’s nothing better than kicking back and enjoying some fun in the sun with family and friends. And whether you’re looking to build an open-air space to relax, or the outdoor kitchen of your dreams, natural materials like cypress can make a bold design statement and withstand the elements. “A […]

5 Creative Ways to a Backyard Paradise

Looking to add pizzazz to your home’s patio or lanai? Join the many homeowners who are working with design experts to create chic, yet practical outdoor living areas. They’re using natural materials like cypress. And you can too! Here are five suggestions on how to create your own backyard paradise. Plan Ahead Luxury homebuilder Dan […]

Decking Out Your Outdoor Space

Now—perhaps more than ever before—creating a relaxing outdoor space has been at the top of homeowners’ to-do lists. Basic porches and patios are out, and families are investing in extravagant exterior areas with high-quality furnishings and amenities. And they’re doing so with natural and durable materials like cypress. Here are five ways homeowners are decking […]