Articles by Jennifer Adams

A mountain retreat defined in stone

Nestled at an elevation of 9,200 feet along the crest of Wild Cat Ridge in Aspen, CO, is a private residence that stands as a testament to the beauty of stone. With its spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and innovative design - featuring a massive Moss Rock wall that runs throughout the interior and large expanses of exterior glass - the home fits seamlessly with its natural environment.
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Renovation and Restoration: Italian marble revitalizes a house of worship

The renovation of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Strongsville, OH, involved salvaging a large Carrara Statuary White marble slab that formed the top of the altar as well as finding a match for the marble to be used for a new baptismal font, ambo and deacon chair
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Renovation and Restoration: Bringing new life into a Lower Manhattan icon

Since 1998, the 90 West Street building in Lower Manhattan has been regarded as an historic landmark. Designed by Cass Gilbert and formerly known as the “Coal & Iron Building,” construction on the structure was completed in 1907. And while the building’s architecture has always been admired, the unfortunate events of September 11, 2001, have raised its historic value even more.
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Fabricator Case Study: Producing countertops for the masses

Since its conception in 1998, Hallmark Stone of Fenton, MO, has focused on running as a high-volume stone fabrication shop. Strictly a wholesaler, 60% of the company’s production is Silestone, while natural stone comprises the remaining 40%.
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Renovation and Restoration: Restoring the character of an historic landmark

The building that today is home to Worthington National Bank of Fort Worth, TX, holds a storied past. Originally built in 1914, the historic landmark was first occupied by a bank, and then housed a string of various tenants throughout the years. And due to the toll of time and lack of upkeep, the once-elegant interior marble work was in a state of disrepair.
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Fabricator Case Study: Growing through diversity

In 1960, John Hoffmann set out on a mission to build a stone operation that was characterized by quality workmanship and “hometown” customer service. While the company, which was named Dixie Cut Stone & Marble, Inc., started out small, it has continued to thrive in the more than 45 years that it has been in business.
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Verona Fair grows yet again

Taking place at a newly expanded exhibition center in Verona, Italy, Marmomacc drew 65,000 attendees from around the world

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An urban environment reflected with stone

In designing his Manhattan loft, architect Adam Kushner of Kushner Studios utilized various stone types - as well as other unique elements - to subtly bring the feel of New York City into his home
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Collaborating on a landmark project

After more than 100 years, the Motherhouse in Nashville, TN, received a much-needed renovation, including the addition of a new chapel that featured two varieties of marble in its design
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Stone pieces create island retreat

An artistic couple utilized tons of “scrap” stone and a Flow waterjet - among other things - to build their dream retirement home in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
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