This luxury Napa Valley custom-built home, called Downtempo, has a sophisticated presence. Charred Shou Sugi Ban provides texture, cedar gives warmth, and BSM Black ALPOLIC® metal composite materials (MCM) creates an opulent frame. These three main components of Downtempo’s facade are pulled throughout the home’s interior for a clean and open aesthetic, creating a visual story that is rich and understated.
This design was focused on sustainability and deference to the surrounding natural environment. A predominantly prefabricated construction, sustainable ALPOLIC MCM was fabricated into long panels with no exposed fasteners and minimal reveals in service of the design. “From an overall aesthetic, that’s what helps re-emphasize that this is a cohesive architectural element, as opposed to just amalgamation of all these individual modules or pieces at home,” said Jarrod Denton, partner at Sigmun Architecture.
The contrast of the slick black metal composite panels against the softer wood aesthetic appealed to the owner, who desired a modern, stand-out home. It is this versatility that makes ALPOLIC products a game-changer in the future of residential design. “[ALPOLIC MCM] is really what takes that to another level,” says Denton of Downtempo’s overall look. “It wouldn’t have been the same without it.”