According to Young Stone, Clark's preferred fabricator, Brazilian black slate requires less care than other types of slate. Clark appreciates the stone's richness of color and matte texture—“smooth but not polished,” he says. He likes it so much, in fact, that he used roughly a metric ton of the material in different forms on the exterior of this Austin home. Flat tiles cap the end gables, while 1 ½-inch-thick bricks of irregular lengths twist and turn up the chimney. “The slate has great texture and casts amazing shadows throughout the day,” he says. Young Stone, 210.340.0339; www.youngstoneinc.com.


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