Chris McCurry

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Bark House Commitment to Heritage and Culture

For the Bark House family, being a regenerative company is about honoring authenticity and celebrating it with others.  For many of our clients, this pairs seamlessly with a deep commitment to cultural heritage. Our work with Paskevich and Associates Architects magnifies their belief that "quality design is evolutionary not revolutionary." Continued

COVID-19 Update: Bark House Showroom Re-Opened

As we continue responding to COVID-19, we want to update you on the situation and safety measures at Bark House. Continued

What Is Sustainably Harvested Wood?

It’s easy to assume that identifying sustainably harvested wood is just about the type of wood that’s used, whether that’s woods like bamboo, which are known to be easily renewable, to maple and oak, which are abundant throughout the U.S. and not at risk of dying out. But many more factors should be considered when determining how sustainable your wood really is, including what the product... Continued

How Bark House Celebrated Earth Day

Bark House donated products to support the construction of the Bare Dark Sky Observatory, where every day is Earth Day! Located on the border of Mitchell and Yancey Counties in North Carolina, the Earth to Sky Park's mission is to educate visitors on all aspects of the environment, from earth to sky, and learn how best to protect these rich resources. Continued

How to Create Instant History With Reclaimed Building Materials

With our current age of technology, speed, and convenience, shiny and new is always the fast and cheap solution for building needs. But for the bespoke luxury home as conscious as it is refined, sustainable architecture poses a modern solution both for creating one‑of‑a‑kind, enduring designs and preserving our environment.  One good way to boost the regenerative factor of your architectural... Continued

Why Choose Wood When Evaluating Sustainable Siding Options

Luxury designers looking for sustainable siding that is also beautiful may feel overwhelmed with all the options. From vinyl and metal to fiber cement, there are pros and cons to each type of product. But nothing quite beats the ingenuity of Mother Nature herself. With stellar aesthetics and durability and a low carbon footprint, bark and wood siding are a superior choice for sustainable... Continued

What Wood Wall Treatments Add to Luxury Design

A wall may be a flat surface, but that doesn't mean it has to be 2‑D. In modern luxury design—where so much is about juxtaposing patina against the new—nothing is quite as suited for achieving unique contrasts of texture in sustainable architecture as wood wall treatments. With its deeply grooved character and multifaceted hues, bark rises toward the viewer's point of view, reflecting the rich... Continued

5 Questions to Ask When Evaluating the Eco-Friendly Siding Materials

Given that awareness of sustainable architecture and design has been growing for several decades now, luxury designers are becoming familiar with the general qualities that make green building materials green. There's even a growing consciousness of regenerative design as the next step in the evolution of sustainable thinking. But just because one knows the theory doesn't mean it's always easy to... Continued

How to Bring Nature Inside While Saving It Outside? Tree Bark Panels

Poplar tree bark panels embody the exclusivity and premium quality of modern luxury design: only one in 1,000 poplar trees produce uncracked sheets of bark large enough to become viable wall covering products.   But while poplar tree bark panels are exclusive, they don't need to be wasteful. When done as part of a regenerative process, the creation of these unique panels is actually beneficial to... Continued

The Benefits of Wood Wall Finishes

From visual and auditory aesthetics to its many, many green qualities, wood offers countless architecture and design benefits. Certainly, nothing beats the presence and force of nature’s beauty on the walls of a living or working space. Shall we count the ways? Continued

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