For a warm locally source stone, Harmon turns to Nor Carla Bluestone, a slate quarried exclusively in North Carolina. “ It splits cleanly, so no grinding or polishing is needed to create a smooth finish, ” Harmon explains. “ Depending on transportation costs, the stone compares in price to laminates. ” The architect often specs the material to create “ gleaming countertops, ” but it may be ordered as irregularly shaped flagstone or for regular flooring as well. Jacob's Creek Stone Co., 800.528.5571; www.jacobscreekstone.com.


 

Frank Harmon Architect
frank harmon, faia
raleigh, n.c.
www.frankharmon.com