Rock Revelations, leading UK fabricator of exquisite stone materials for both residential and commercial projects have collaborated with award winning Khoury Architects on a contemporary new build house in a leafy suburb of Leicestershire.
A number of deliverables were specified for the project including a high impact entrance lobby that would set the character of the house throughout from hall, stairs and landing as well as a number of bespoke and luxurious features for kitchen and bathrooms.
The interior design exhibits the client’s love of natural stone and the complexity of the scheme required specialist knowledge hence the appointment of Rock Revelations.
Internally the spectacular egg-shaped hallway represents the heart of the home from which all other rooms are accessible and views of the sky are afforded. The oval shape is replicated from floor to ceiling with bespoke curved doors as well as cantilevered stairs rising around curved walls to a first-floor gallery. At ground level, the impressive egg-shaped installation by Rock Revelations in Onyx shows a subtle kashmir-coloured composition when left natural but when backlit transforms to a glowing lava-like ember. Featuring over 500 linear metres of LED lighting the Rock Revelations team developed a bespoke support system for the 4-way book matched Onyx working around space constraints and underfloor heating to achieve a seamlessly diffused light.
Off this hallway is a stunning cloakroom entirely clad in Spiderman Classico polished marble. The client fell in love with the raw sheets when visiting Italian suppliers Antolini Luigi with Rock Revelations. The room is unique in that it appears to be entirely fashioned out of the stone with walls and fittings seamlessly blending together. On the opposing side, the ground floor en-suite houses a tiny angled sink in Polished Cosmic Granite, precision made by the Rock team to run perfectly along the concave wall of the bathroom.
To the rear of the hallway, the kitchen, dining and snug spaces open out on to landscaped gardens with stone flooring passing seamlessly from inside to out. The Kitchen island surfaces in Silestone Yukon Quartz marry perfectly with a 30mm White Macubus Quartzite to create a drop-down seating area.
The staircase leads to the first-floor curved gallery from which the four en-suite bedrooms are accessed, all of which are completed with a mix of natural and engineered stone including a stunning example of Calcite Azul Marble. The most glorious of these, the master suite facing the rear garden is fully equipped with its own lounge, dressing room and luxurious en-suite. Rock Revelations individually hand finished and laid the herringbone porcelain tiles in Afyon White Marble that lead into the beautifully crafted bathroom. Featuring a seamlessly mitred double vanity in Invisible Grey Marble with undermount sinks and a luxurious steam room with integral heating to seating areas, this bathroom, along with all the stone across the entire project highlights the superb skill and talent of the Rock Revelations fabrication and installation team.
“This house called for first-class fabrication given the intricacy of design, breadth of stone and attention to detail. Rock Revelations were our first choice to complete the project, without hesitation”.