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             Award of
       Natural Stone Institute Member Company
Galloy & Van Etten Chicago, Illinois Stone Supplier/Fabricator
Other Project Team Members
Klein & Hoffman, Inc.
Goettsch Partners, Inc.
Architect of Record
Independent Limestone Company
Stone Supplier
Mark 1 Restoration Company
Stone Installer
Indiana limestone
Judges Comments:
This renovation represents a skill and attention to detail in the level of stone work we hope to see every day in every city. Execution was especially challeng- ing. When evaluating a project, I often ask myself “Do I know of someone that could have done this better?” In this case, I certainly do not.
Natural Stone Institute Member Company
Carnevale and Lohr, Inc Bell Gardens, California Stone Installer
Other Project Team Members
Antolini Luigi and Company Piero Zanella Srl
Stone Suppliers
Trade International
Stone Consultant
Custom Building Products
       natural beauty and appear- ance. Approximately 400 tons (5,000 cubic feet) of Indiana limestone were provided for the project. Over 1,200 limestone units of varying profiles and sizes were replaced throughout the façades.
Project challenges in- cluded accessing and maneuvering the large re- placement stones into the façade, some twenty stories above grade.
Ten limestone urns, each weighing approximately 4,000 pounds, were reset across the rooftop parapet. The Corinthian column cap- itals at the building’s main entrance were damaged and missing large sections of the acanthus leaves and scrolls. Given the level of detail required at the columns, ornate dutchmen were in- stalled and final detailing was hand carved in-situ to match the capitals’ elegant details precisely.
A majority of the work was performed from swing- stage scaffolds; however, the degree of façade repair at the upper floors was so extensive that pipe scaf- folding was erected from platforms cantilevered as a putlog system from the eighteenth-floor windows. At these locations, entire cornices and belt courses were removed and rebuilt.
his stunning modern home is perched
Angeles skyline and fea- tures seven stone types in an array of finishes that seamlessly flow to wood, metal, glass and other materials.
The exterior of the home is clad in split-face trav- ertine, along with Bianco Lasa marble panels that cantilever out an amazing 30 feet.
In the home’s interior, leather-finish Cippolino marble paving was pains- takingly end-matched to create the illusion of one continuous piece of stone traveling through the whole level, under a bathtub made from a single block of Cippolino marble, and transitioning into the mas- ter bath’s shower walls. On this same level the kitchen is outfitted with a 15 foot long book-matched Lapis Lazuli island countertop shaped at its perimeter with a “knife edge,” adjacent to a countertop and sink clad in book-matched Cippolino marble. Matched vein-cut travertine paving covers the floor and seamlessly continues through the liv- ing room and out onto the exterior sundeck, terminat- ing at the swimming pool which is completely bor- dered by travertine coping
Installation Products
Roman Classic travertine Bianco Lasa marble Cippolino marble Lapis Lazuli Palissandro Blue marble Pietra d’Avola limestone White onyx
high above the Los
Judges Comments:
Not much conversation was needed, the judges were just in awe and wondered “who lives here?” When one finds themselves envious of a caretaker’s quarters, you know that this is an exquisite home.
London House Hotel
Chicago, Illinois
Residential – Single Family
L.A. Residence
Los Angeles, California
  BContinued from page 22 uilt in 1923, The London Guarantee and Accident Building is one of Chicago’s finest landmarks. After ninety-one years of operating as an office building, new ownership converted its usage to retail and lodging, creating The London House Hotel.
The façades are primar- ily clad in Standard Buff Indiana limestone accented
with decorative terra cotta coursing at the upper floors. The building is capped with a prominent 70-foot lime- stone and terra cotta cu- pola overlooking Michigan Avenue.
Given the significant ex- tent of limestone spalling and deterioration, a com- prehensive rehabilitation program was prepared to revitalize the neglected façades. The repair pro- gram focused on restor- ing the limestone to its
containing slots for drain- age that allow the top edge of the pool’s water to be- come perfectly aligned with the top edge of the adjacent travertine paving, thus cre- ating a level surface from the kitchen to the infinity edge of the pool.
Accessed by way of a back-lit onyx clad elevator, the home’s lower level is paved with matched vein- cut travertine, traveling to three unique rooms.
The caretaker’s bath-
room contains vein-cut Palissandro Blue marble with a distinct linear pattern that covers the floor, walls, ceiling, and vanity, merging into shower walls shaped in unique marble picture frame moldings.
The bungalow bath- room is clad in dark Pietra d’Avola limestone, and the guest’s bathroom has a travertine clad shower with a bathtub made from one single block of travertine.
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