Exterior, House Building Type, and Wood Siding Material The house that Henri Sayes designed for himself and his wife, Nicole Stock, is distinguished by a cutaway in the cedar cladding that mirrors the angular double-height space within. In the yard, a grassy berm, fashioned from earth excavated for the foundation, takes the place of a fence.  Photo 1 of 7 in A Dramatic Cutout Wall and Other Surprises Define This Playful House