Where to buy
Siding

Siding Resources

Introduction
Siding Home
Siding Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Design & Spec
Siding Grades
Siding Profiles
Bevel
Board & Batten
Tongue & Groove
Lap or Channel
Western Red Cedar Trim Boards
Western Red Cedar Shingle Panels
Siding Calculator
Build & Install
Preparation
Pre-Building
DuPont Tyvek DrainWrap
Installation
General Installation
Installing Profiles
Bevel
Board & Batten
Tongue & Groove
Lap or Channel
Trim Boards
Shingle Panels
Finish & Maintain
Choosing a Finish
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
Restoration
Decking

Decking Resources

Introduction
Decking Home
Decking Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Planning
Decking Grades
Span Tables
Decking Calculator
Deck Projects
Roof Deck
Raised Deck
Ground Level Deck
Uphill Sloping Lot Deck
Build & Install
Fasteners
Stairs & Railings
Finish & Maintain
Choosing a Finish
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
Restoration
Outdoor

Outdoor Resources

Introduction
Outdoor Home
Outdoor Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Design & Spec
Real Cedar Free DIY Project Plans
Pre-Built Kits
Design Tips
Build & Install
Project Preparation
Fasteners
Fence Construction
Western Red Cedar Fence Specifications
Pre-Built Fence Panels
Finish & Maintain
Choosing a Finish
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
Restoration
Indoor

Indoor Resources

Introduction
Indoor Home
Indoor Gallery
Why Use Western Red Cedar?
Characteristics & Properties of Western Red Cedar
Benefits of Real Cedar
Real Cedar History
Real Cedar Certification
Sustainability and the Environment
Design & Spec
Cedar Saunas
Traditional Saunas
Infrared Cedar Saunas
Design Tips
Build & Install
Tongue & Groove Paneling
Doors & Windows
Blinds & Shutters
Preparation
Finish & Maintain
How to Finish
Care & Maintenance
About Us

About Real Cedar

The WRCLA
About Us
Our Mission
WRCLA Events
Contact Us
Our Members
Executive Members
Affiliate Retailers
Affiliate Manufacturers
Affiliate Partners
Certified Cedar Distributors
Certified Cedar Distributors USA
Certified Cedar Distributors Canada
International Associates
Asia
Europe
Oceania
Gallery
Videos
Blog
Resources
For Architects
Member Login

Project of the Week – Brady Lane Residence

Brady Lane ResidencesARCHITECT: Webber + Studio Architects
PHOTOS: Andrea Calo Photography
LOCATION: West Lake Hills, Texas, USA

At heart, the Brady Lane Residence is an ode to SoCal mid-century modernism. So David Webber’s mission was to honor that aesthetic while opening up the floor plan and creating more multifunctional spaces for the client and her three daughters. Of course, the award-winning architect couldn’t exactly tack on another floor and call it a day. Otherwise, the low-sloping home would lose too much of its original charm.

Brady Lane ResidencesThus, we have an A-frame addition. This steeply angled structure houses two extra bedrooms, a playroom, a bathroom and a laundry room. But it also gives the home a much-needed contemporary edge without betraying the neighborhood’s retro vibe.

“The resulting contrast of the vertical A-frame seems to stand on its own,” says Webber, “but also reinforces the importance of the original home’s horizontality. They are a true yin-yang.”

Brady Lane ResidencesOther attention-grabbing features of this funky family home include the ‘60s-inspired orange laminate countertops, the pebble-resin flooring, the sunken master bedroom and, of course, all that beautiful use of wood in the interior as well as on the exterior. For this, Webber and his team opted for nature’s most versatile building material.

“Western Red Cedar was selected for its quality, its appearance and its color,” explains Webber. “We also needed something that was rot- and insect-resistant, and a wood that would age beautifully so it would require less maintenance.”

When it came to choosing the grade of the wood, he wanted to honor the home’s laid-back feel as well as the client’s budget.

Brady Lane Residences“Knotty cedar was chosen for its informal character and for its value,” says Webber, adding, “The very casual design for the house and its new addition and the modest scale of the house did not invite perfect wood features, but rather, approachable finishes.”

While the original Western Red Cedar siding was painted, the new cedar siding is more about celebrating (rather than concealing) the wood’s natural aging process.

Brady Lane Residences“The stain was selected to mimic the color of weathered cedar after it has silvered,” says Webber, “and the interior wood color matches that and sets the palette for the rest of the interior.”

WRC SPECIFICATIONS
GRADE: Kiln-dried, select knotty, interior and exterior
SIZE: Exterior – 1 x 8 vertical shiplap; interior – vertical 1 x 6 shiplap and 2 x 4 vertical shading fins FASTENING: Hot-dipped galvanized siding nails for exterior
APPLIED FINISH: Cabot Semi-Transparent Fieldstone

cedarbooklp2

Get the full story behind more wooded wonders like this in Cedar Book 8. Download a PDF or order a free hardcopy today: https://www.realcedar.com/cedarbook/