Featured Facade Project: Private House in Shelter Bay, NY

Porcelanosa’s ventilated façade system is suitable for commercial and high-rise projects, and can also be used to create a sophisticated and luxurious home exterior. This private residence in Shelter Bay, NY features a stunning design incorporating Porcelanosa’s wood-look porcelain panels.

The panels used in this project deliver an astonishing real hardwood look in three distinct shades. Hampton Brown panels adorn the home’s main entrance and upper level, and emit the lightest brown hue of the palette. Oxford Acero has a light ashy grey hue, and Oxford Antracita provides the perfect transition between the brown and light grey finishes of the other panels.

Regarding the project, architect Raymond Chan said:

The core decision to select a porcelain ventilated facade (pvf) is to provide a facade element that last for a life time with minimal maintenance and minimize black mold issues. I selected 3 different warm tone colors to create a more 3D visual. The realistic varying wood grain and color imprint on tiles certainly add depth to [the] image of the residence.

I was indebted to the Porcelanosa team who worked with me to create a shallow 2-1/4” anchoring system instead of the usual  5”. I also had to design a new window trimming detail that functioned both as a flashing and also as an end trim for all tiles.

The pvf works well with a layer of self adhere blue skin waterproofing system. The structure is watertight. Overall, I am satisfied with the look and performance of the pvf.

To see more of the photos of this project click here.