The design for the garage and sauna was inspired by Scandinavian style and their love for wood-burning saunas; housed in simple, rustic outbuildings.
I'm thinking of the garage as less a place to store a car and more as a place to live out all my studio and garden fantasies. So when we decided that what we really needed to do to make our house more functional was build a garage I decided we'd make it the most exciting garage we could. , said the home owner during the initial consultation.The charred wood cedar siding , a process called shou sugi ban wood, was done on site by the contractor, by burning pieces of cedar wood and then sealing them with an tinted oil to bring out the black finish. The roof is
tarred shingles, pine tar, a natural preservative often used on boats and bridges and wooden building in wooden buildings in Scandinavia, was applied to each individual shingle on site.