A Designer’s Catskills Home Wears a Shou Sugi Ban Skin

The light box also features well-placed windows that keep temperatures in check and views unobstructed.
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Late on an October afternoon, near the Catskills village of Claryville, New York, daylight was starting to fade. Rain fell from skies the color of smoky quartz. And still the weekend house that Spanish-born, New York City–based designer Maria Milans del Bosch created for herself and her husband was anything but gloomy. 

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Julie Lasky
Julie Lasky is a design writer and critic.


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