Bark House Style | Sustainable Blue Ridge Mountain Design

Posted on 
July 8, 2015

Bark House style encompasses the diverse uses of bark for shingles and other sustainable architectural elements. Originated in the Blue Ridge region of North Carolina in the 1800s, a new industry was born when Chris McCurry and her husband, Marty McCurry, resurrected and standardized modern poplar bark shingle manufacturing. Requiring no toxic chemical treatments, bark can be harvested locally and last for a century or more in the form of a premium building material. With a focus on all things green and sustainable, architects and builders are now incorporating bark house styling in homes across the country. Explore these Blue Ridge estates to discover how natural bark can be used in a variety of home styles.