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Christian and Jack play chess by the fireplace - the centerpiece of the living room and which the Arnolds use daily during the winter. The hearth is made of large slabs 
of limestone, which Christian cut himself, intentionally leaving imperfections on the

6 Modern Homes with Limestone Designs

Not only is limestone an abundantly available material, but it also makes a stately addition to most any home.
November 3, 2015
Modern guest bathroom clad in Indian granite

6 Modern Homes with Granite Designs

Hard, impermeable, and practically a byword for solidity, granite has been a fixture of architecture going back to the Egyptian pyramids. These modern homes continue to capitalize on its aesthetic and functional traits.
November 2, 2015
B&B Italia furniture in Boston renovation by Ruhl Walker Architects

A Richly-Crafted and Spacious Boston Apartment Renovation

Ruhl Walker Architects designed custom furniture and a new, luminous atrium for a 3,100 square foot city dwelling that can now host its resident's large social gatherings.
November 1, 2015
wood walls and slate floor in the Marlboro College cabins

6 Slate Stone Designs in Modern Homes

From roofs to countertops to floors and more, slate is an durable and waterproof stone. Through freezing cold or baking heat, slate roofs can go centuries with little maintenance needed. Like any natural stone, it also has very low embodied energy, making it quite eco-friendly.
October 21, 2015
Barn turned vacation house in Pine Plains, New York

8 Homes with Unusual Windows

Unique windows not only change the appearance of a house, but also how those inside view the world.
October 15, 2015
Modern bathroom with bathtub and cedar window

7 Minimalist Bathrooms

These bathrooms are perfectly clean and simple.
October 9, 2015
Chapel Hill Renovation Kitchen

5 Kitchens with Granite Countertops

Whether flashy or minimal, modern or rustic, every kitchen benefits from a clean granite counter.
October 8, 2015
dublin victorian extension kitchen full

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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