At first glance, it appears that one end of the room is a solid marble wall. But if you pull on one end of the wall, you realize that it's actually a sliding door made out of five millimeter-thick Carrara Bianca mounted on a 20-millimeter honeycomb structure. This allows light to shine through the wall from behind.
And when you move the wall to one side, you discover a raw and utilitarian storage space—the secret ingredient in many successful minimalist spaces.
For more examples of creative use of marble, see "Georgia Peach," which profiles a house renovated by Barbara Hill and "Creative Types," which spotlights the home of founding Dwell Creative Director Jeanette Abbink.