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Eden-Valders’ limestone is used in an impressive range of building applications, from architectural elements and coping to pavers, panels and stairs. Architects working on both spectacular residences and Class A commercial buildings select this remarkable stone for its beauty, durability, strength and absorption resistance. Perhaps you’ve even experienced Eden Valders limestone—here are just four notable examples of projects for which Eden-Valders stone was specified in the architect’s plans.
Capitol Visitors Center, Washington, D.C.
Architect: CallisonRTKL Inc, Washington, D.C.
More than 3 million people a year walk on approximately 100,000 square feet of Eden-Valders Stone floor tile when they visit the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C.
The architect for the Capitol Visitors Center (CVC) specified ASTM Type III Buff Dolomitic limestone with a honed finish because of its superior abrasion resistance to foot traffic wear and aesthetic qualities.
Eden-Valders also supplied patterned paving for the CVC Gift Shop, high-polished profiled wall base and multiple truckloads of 6” thick lugged steps for the Grand Stairs. In total, 54 truckloads, or approximately 1,290 tons, of material were supplied for this notable project.
Chatham Bars Inn, Chatham, Massachusetts
Architect: Brown Richardson + Rowe Landscape Architects & Planners, Boston, Massachusetts
Chatham Bars Inn was originally developed in 1914, as a semi-private hunting lodge for wealthy Boston vacationers. Under its present owner, Chatham Bars Inn underwent a $100 million renovation; all rooms in the Main Inn were completely renovated, as were its restaurants, public rooms and cottages. Old world charm was retained but updated with every modern convenience and amenity.
The project for which Eden-Valders stone was used included a lush pool and spa retreat featuring approximately 4,000 square feet of Valders Buff Limestone. The limestone was installed with a sandblast finish showcased in pavers, treads, risers and patterned pool coping.
Since then, the Inn has won numerous awards including the prestigious Forbes Four-Star award. It has become a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and has been named one of the top resorts in the world by Travel & Leisure Magazine, and the best hotel on Cape Cod by Boston Magazine.
O.C. Tanner, Salt Lake City, Utah
Architect: MJSA Architects, Salt Lake City, Utah
Eden-Valders limestone was featured in the award-winning restoration of this remarkable jewelry store—a landmark so unique that countless visitors tour it each year to glimpse its fine jewelry and to marvel at the magnificent architecture of “America’s Most Beautiful Jewelry Store.”Eden-Valders stone was used extensively in the restoration:
- Valders Buff limestone graces the structure’s 100-year-old façade; Radial Valders Buff wall panels, chamfered column bases, and washed pier caps add to the grandeur
- The east entrance of the building is comprised of a glass curtain wall flanked by mammoth, laser-engraved Valders Buff wall panels
- Valders Dovewhite radial curbing was used to illuminate walkways
- Valders Buff limestone with a flamed finish comprised the paving for the store’s two main entrances
- Dovewhite limestone with a honed finish was chosen to complement the rich finishes of the building’s interior
- Stone tile, ornate patterned paving inlays, and an immaculate spiral staircase work in harmony to complete the project
Upon completion, the project received two renowned industry awards: the Tucker Design Award sponsored by the Building Stone Institute and the Pinnacle Award of Excellence by the Marble Institute of America.
Private Residence, Long Island, NY
Architect:1100 Architect PC, New York, NY
In 2013, Eden-Valders Stone was honored with a Pinnacle Award of Excellence for a residential project in Long Island. The home’s intricate design incorporated stone in nearly every application, from wall panels to pedestal paving and pool features, including a vanishing edge. The home’s architect came to the Eden-Valders facility to hand-select the material for the high-end façade; he had a particular pattern in mind and chose every piece by hand, after which it was precisely placed to create the desired look.The design firm chose a warm beige/buff color palette for its design. The material needed to hold a specific color range, and the stone needed to be suitable for a multitude of applications. Additionally, the material needed to perform well when installed horizontally and vertically in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The unique performance characteristics and color of Wisconsin Dolomite made it the obvious choice for the project. Applications of the material included, but were not limited to:
- blind anchored exterior façade panels
- lightweight honeycomb panels for soffit/overhang applications
- interior and exterior paving
- pedestal paving
- pool coping
- weir stones
- stair treads
- site walls
- landscape/hardscape applications
These and hundreds of other architects have chosen Eden-Valders limestone—some of the highest quality limestone in the world—because of its beauty, elegance, durability and strength. We'd love to chat with you about your stone needs!