This reconstructed home in the heart of Dallas features FSC 100% pure Ipe decking supplied by East Teak Fine Hardwoods, Inc. in several places throughout the exterior. Architects Kelly Mitchell (mitchell | garman collaborative) & Garry Walling chose FSC 100% Pure Ipe for its durability and for its third-party Forest Stewardship Council certification denoting it as both legal and sustainable. Built by Ross Boorhem of ArTex Development, LP (email@example.com), Ipe (5/4 x 6) was used on the deck facing by the plunge pool, and also on the second story terrace (4/4 x 6) continuing onto the breezeway (5/4 x 6) that leads to the studio. The facing was set with screws and plugs, and finished with Cabot’s deck stain to complete the look. The home is on target for LEED for Homes Platinum Certification, where FSC certified woods can contribute points under the Materials and Resources category.