Stone in Architecture

Quartz adds modern touch to lakeside home in Washington State

A variety of Caesarstone quartz surfacing was employed to create a timeless, yet modern feel for an upscale residence in Washington state
In the prestigious community of Gig Harbor, WA, a variety of Caesarstone quartz, accented by woods and concrete, was recently utilized to create a retro contemporary home, which incorporates modern elements and rustic touches.


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Rebuilding from the ground up

After a devastating house fire, a Los Angeles family vows to create a stunning eco-friendly new home — featuring Silestone quartz surfacing
On Christmas Day in 2011, Steven and Cindy Ambers’ house in Los Angeles, CA, was destroyed beyond repair by a tragic kitchen fire.


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2013 Pinnacle Award Winners

E ach year, the Marble Institute of America honors excellence in stone design with its Pinnacle Award Competition
Here are the 2013 winners, which were honored during a presentation held during StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas in Las Vegas, NV, earlier this year.


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Limestone creates one-of-a-kind residential design

An outdated beach house undergoes metamorphosis to maximize ocean views and sun exposure, earning it the Award of Excellence for Residential Interior/Exterior for the 2013 Pinnacle Awards
Situated on one of the most high-end streets in Long Island, NY, is a private residence that took a very specific design goal and transformed it into one of the most unique homes the island has ever seen.


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Blending romance and country style

For a private residence in Texas, architect Rick Burleson used limestone to create a romantic vibe in a hill country setting
The homeowners of a private residence in Wimberley, TX, wanted a romantic-style home that would blend with their hill country surroundings. They


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A little bit of heaven in St. Barth

For a luxurious rental home in St. Barth, Barnes Coy Architects created a house designed around views of the Caribbean Sea using Pennsylvania limestone
For lavish rental home La Danse des Etoiles, Saint Barthélemy (also known as St. Barth or St. Barts), architects Robert Barnes and Christopher Coy of Barnes Coy Architects of Bridgehampton, NY, were commissioned to create a property designed around views of the Caribbean Sea.


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In this month's issue of Stone World Magazine, read about the MIA/Stone World Dallas Stone Summit, the Xiamen Stone Fair and the 2014 Pinnacle Award Winners

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2015 Spring

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we bring you our annual focus on Kitchen & Bath Design. From a beach-inspired bathroom design to a kitchen backsplash made of circular mosaic tile, the following are filled with illustrations of innovative and unique uses of stone and tile.

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