Collection by Zachary Edelson

Homes with Weathering Steel Designs


Often referred to as "Cor-Ten" steel—which is actually a specific brand name—weathering steel offers a durable and industrial feel. The metal accumulates a stable layer of rust that protects against the elements: everything from moisture to brush fires. From stairwells to entire exteriors, take a look at this material's diverse uses.

The Orcas Island house, whose steel exterior has patinaed to a rusty hue has a wide doorway with a pivoting door and a...
The home's outer walls were dry-stacked with limestone cut from a Texas Granbury quarry, and its gabled roof was made...
The architect Jorge Gracia sits on his handiwork, an unusual custom-made Cor-Ten stair leading from the courtyard to...
Architect Andrew McAvoy created an earth-sheltered house in Scotland for Gavin and Angelique Robb and children Scarlett...
The Treehouse, also part of the Post Ranch Inn, features Cor-ten panels.
Cor-Ten steel and board-form concrete give the exterior a weathered look.

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