Wood cladding is classic for a reason: it's versatile, it brings warmth to a design, and it makes any house fit in with a landscape. It's no wonder the Residential Architect Design Awards—now open for submissions—has recognized multiple projects featuring this type of cladding through the years.

Here are five wood-clad houses that have been honored in past years of the program:


Custom House More Than 3,000 Square Feet: Citation (2017)Valley Villa
Vilnius, Lithuania

Bruce Damonte

Custom House More Than 3,000 Square Feet: Honorable Mention (2016)Troll Hus
Norden, Calif.
Mork-Ulnes Architects

Noah Kalina

Outbuilding: Award (2016)Half-Tree House
Barryville, N.Y.
Jacobschang Architecture

Pleated House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects
John J. Macaulay Pleated House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Custom House Under 3,000 Square Feet: Award (2015)Pleated House
Door County, Wis.
Johnsen Schmaling Architects

courtesy NADAAA

On The Boards: Citation (2014)New Hampshire Retreat
Bethlehem, N.H.

Did you design a fantastic new residence? There's still time to enter this year's Residential Architect Design Awards today!