In a depressed real estate market, the prospect of building a speculative home becomes more and more daunting for builders, as they seek to make the property stand out to the limited number of prospective buyers currently in the marketplace. For Platinum Builders, Inc. of Greensboro, NC, the strategy of drawing interest in a spec home includes the use of stone in innovative ways.
Additionally, Malavé fabricated the sinks from Verde Linda marble. “It was a very intricate job, as the sinks were custom made by us to fit the cabinets,” he said. “They also wanted no seams. The bar sink was also the first one we made. All the sinks and the entire kitchen were done in book-matched material.”
In all, approximately 100 square feet of stone was used to complete the kitchen, including a butlers pantry and bar area, and the stonework made quite an impression when its doors were opened to the public. “The house was sold the first day it was shown, and it also won ‘Best Kitchen’ in the Parade of Homes,” the fabricator said.