Collection by Zachary Edelson

A Look at Oak in 6 Modern Homes


Strong, hard, and resistant to bugs and fungus, oak has been the 'workhorse' of timbers for centuries, finding use in everything from ship's hulls to fine veneers. Tour these six examples of oak in modern homes.

“The walls are painted brick to reinforce the connection to the exterior of the house,” Trimble says of the combined...
Don designed and built the white-oak kitchen table, which is cantilevered so knees don’t bump the underpinnings.
Hans Wegner Wishbone chairs surround a custom table by Mary Arnold-Forster. The pendant lamps are by Bestlite.
The box-shaped balcony of this renovated farmhouse near France’s Chinon region uses oak built-ins to complement the...
Behind the living room, a minimalist staircase leads to the upper level’s bedroom and family room.
Martin Architects designed a bed in white oak for the master bedroom.

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