Stone World Magazine: Vol. 36, № 10 (October 2019)

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Quartz surfacing remains a popular option for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities
in residential design. Manufacturers of the engineered stone material are replicating the look of white marbles, such as Fusion White Margherita quartz offered by Universal Granite & Marble (shown), which remains a popular style among homeowners. To view more quartz products that are trending, turn to page 62.

Building Stone Magazine: Vol. 41, № 2 (Fall 2019)

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Sitting on 127 acres of terraced gardens, fountains and pools overlooking the beautiful village of San Simeon in California is Hearst Castle, for which construction commenced in 1919. Among the notable features on the estate, which is listed on the National Registry of Historic Landmarks, is the Neptune Pool, which was lavishly designed in a Roman style by architect Julia Morgan and features green serpentine and white marble from Vermont.

Currently owned and maintained by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, a major restoration was recently completed that repaired leaks in the concrete shell and replaced the deteriorating marble.

To learn more about the history of the stonework and restoration process, turn to page 32 of this issue of Building Stone.