Natural stone plays walking bass throughout the house. The Calacatta in the entrance sets the initial tone. But you also see marble appearing in even more exciting compositions elsewhere in the house. A very modernist element, for instance, is the fireplace furniture piece: a graphic play of surfaces in Titanium Travertine and white-lacquered wood that Gerrit Rietveld might have come up with. The bathroom, for its part, exudes the comfort of a first-class compartment on the Orient Express. Or a suite at The Savoy. Its floors, walls and wash-stand are all furnished with Gris de Brindisi, a grey-brown type of marble that has a sober pattern yet also looks and feels extremely luxurious. All that Jazz!
Ask the architect duo Tom De Meester and Tine Vliegen what they think is the most beautiful application of natural stone in the world and their answer is guaranteed to be Mies van der Rohe's onyx wall in Villa Tugendhat. This hanging cabinet in Verde Patricia marble, however, comes in a very close second.