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A Look at Terrazzo in Modern Homes

While most people might associate terrazzo with old office buildings, the material has more noble origins: Venetian craftsmen would embed marble chips in a layer of clay, sealing the surface with goat's milk that would also preserve its marble appearance. Terrazzo became more popular with the advent of modern industrial grinders; modern architects now have access to a wide range of materials (glass, granite, porcelain, concrete, and more) that's embedded within a thin layer of epoxy. Good for its 'retro' look and durability, the ingenious spirit of its original craftsmen lives on these unconventional residential applications.
October 7, 2015
Limestone walls and original stone stairs in a renovated home in northern Israel

5 Modern-Day Homes Made of Stone

Architecture's oldest building block finds new life in these contemporary homes.
September 29, 2015
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This Super Green Home in Mexico Embraces Nature Through Huge Pivoting Glass Doors

A modern stone house in Tepoztlán, Mexico, is camouflaged with its rugged landscape.
September 28, 2015
Undulating wooden wall and white cast stone pavers from Napa Valley Cast Stone in Los Angeles pool and patio.

A Spa-Like Patio with Stunning Views Cascades Down a Los Angeles Hillside

Amid southern California's chaparral landscape, a backyard offers sanctuary and room to entertain guests.
September 25, 2015
Master bathroom with walls and tub clad in Carrara marble

5 Splendid Marble Floors

Slip on your socks before stepping into these cool marble kitchens and baths.
September 9, 2015
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13 Ways to Use Limestone in the Home

Easy to cut and carve, readily available, and long-lasting, these homes display the variety of uses for limestone in the modern home.
July 24, 2015
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13 Ways to Use Slate in the Home

Whether tiles or shingles, indoor or outdoor, the use of slate in each of these homes provides its spaces with a textural and chromatic contrast.
July 1, 2015
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6 Marble Backsplashes That Keep it Classy

Marble's most dignified in small doses. Take a hint from these modern kitchens and use just a splash.
July 1, 2015
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This Woodland Home in Virginia Was Built for Modern, Multigenerational Living

An adventurous indoor-outdoor home by the Boston practice
May 24, 2015