Situated in Northern Portugal among the Fafe mountains, A Casa Do Penedo ” The House Of Stone” is potentially the house I would most like to live in! Built to include a swimming pool and fireplace, The House Of Stone is a masterpiece of understatement. From a distance the house looks like no more than an enormous bolder but on closer inspection, you are able to make out windows and tiny chimney. Please see below for another image of the other side of the house. This house is another example […]
The new spirit in interior design spreads all around the home, to include not only beloved areas for renovations such as the living room and the bedroom, but also the kitchen. Kitchens are spaces where a lot of time is spent by all family members, so innovations in interior design such as granite worktops are more than welcome – it lends not only appeal but comfort and convenience with its characteristics which conform to the needs of modern home environments.
Kitchen worktops, as we know them today, started to appear around 1920 yet marble was in use throughout the home long before that. At Surrey Marble and Granite we often work on period properties and are fascinated by the details of home decoration and embellishment we see in these beautiful houses. Marble and granite have been known for their strength and beauty for thousands of years, yet some of the forms you see today are really quite new. Here’s our short jog through the history of marble.