Ipé timbers from sustainably harvested forests give this Peterson house a rhythmic entrance. Peterson says he often executes his sculptural designs in resilient materials and that he especially likes ipé because it's “salt-tolerant.” According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, ipé can survive extreme climates—hot and cold—and is both decay- and termite-resistant. Friendly Forest Products, 305.661.1464; www.exotichardwood.com.
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