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Custom Interior Stonework Project
Smith Residence

This unique residential project is a 2 story, 5,500 sq. ft condominium located in the Ritz Carlton residences in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, DC. This project consists of over 9,000 square feet of highly detailed limestone, marble, and onyx throughout.

The Smith Residence required 7 months to fabricate and 6 months to install. The designer is an acclaimed, modernist designer from New York, specializing in precise alignments. Each room has a custom-designed paving pattern based on the room size since this was not a typical project with standard sizes. The project required custom detailed shop drawings, exhaustive field measuring, and a combination of local and Italian fabrication.

The entire home is paved in 2cm limestone, marble, and onyx. The base, door surrounds, and portals are cased with custom profiled Gohare beige limestone moldings. There are no wood baseboards or wood door cases––the entire casement is detailed in custom profiled limestone and marble. The home also has an internal elliptical spiral stair that features stone treads and risers, a ramp, and twisted stone stringer and rail caps.

The bathrooms are paved in white onyx mosaic, and bathroom counters and tub decks in the baths are Thassos White Extra marble. The powder room is unique in that it has a solid dome of Gohare beige limestone to create the ceiling.

The kitchen is paved in a custom three-color epoxy terrazzo, and the counters are all first choice Calacatta Sponda 3cm marble.

The project is notable for its clean, minimal detailing, which creates a soothing modern environment for this well-known homeowner.

Location: Washington, DC
Completion Date: 2008
Owner: Charles E. Smith Foundation
Architect: David Kleinberg Design Associates & ML Studio
General Contractor: Gibson Builders
Services Performed: Design, Supply, Fabrication and Installation

From Our Clients:

“Always very attentive to all aspects of work as well marketing”

– Clermont Perron


“Rugo Stone, LLC was the only fabricator that could work with slate in the DC Metro area.  Sam Arcot was great to work with.  He is very responsive, flexible, and has an excellent crew.  He was very patient and gave good guidance when I tried to work with a quarry that could not provide good service or deliver the pre-paid slate.  I am very happy with the alternative slate recommendation and the counter tops that Rugo Stone installed.  I would recommend this company to friends and family.”

– Natalie Pien

“What a great experience!  Every interaction from the first visit to the final inspection was professional and service oriented.  They took the time to help us find the perfect stone and then had an installation team that was extremely detail oriented and friendly.  I know they do much larger projects than ours but they made us feel very appreciated. Thank you to Brett Rugo, Sam Arcot and the rest of the team!  We would most certainly use and recommend you again!!”

– Keith Burner

“Your mason was an artist and a master craftsman! Wow — he really did an amazing job on our challenging project!”

– YLDA Amelia

“Thank you so much for working with us on “The Alex at the Graham”, Sam and your team did an amazing job on the bar tops and we appreciate you working with us on such a quick time line. Swatchroom looks forward to working with Rugo Stone on our upcoming projects!”

– The Swatchroom Team

“We are IN LOVE with the marble in both spots. It’s fantastic and we really couldn’t be happier with it.”


“I wanted to compliment you on your amazing installers. The guys who our server top were wonderful… extremely courteous, friendly, and so helpful. One of the best installation teams I’ve met to-date.”

“The fireplace looks fantastic!!!”


“I am extremely pleased with the counter tops, shower curb, and backsplashes for our master bath. Everything looks great.”


“I wish we had more stonework projects undertake as it has been nothing but a pleasure to work with you and the beautiful collection at Rugo Stone. The kitchen continues to take our breath away and the fireplace is a beautiful / not overpowering (!) feature to the family room.”

“From the moment we were greeted on our first and subsequent visits to Rugo Stone, until today when the stone was fully installed, we have been impressed with the professionalism displayed by all members of the Rugo Stone team with whom we had the pleasure of interacting. We are especially pleased with Sam as well as Rugo staff for their kindness and patience…. All this care and attention for a small residential customer … and right before the holidays … and all of this with no “attitude”. Wow! All we can say is Thank You for your excellent service. Today when so few organizations understand or even care about customer service, it is a celebration to encounter an organization like Rugo Stone. If we are ever able to make a recommendation for you please know it will be glowing! You guys are the best! You have made us very happy. Best wishes for a successful new year.”

– Joyce and Howard Woodson

“Thank you very much for the work Rugo performed in our kitchen. Not only is the stone incredibly beautiful, truly elevating the overall quality of the renovation, but the craftsmanship is exquisite. Your people are a pleasure to deal with, Sam and your staff define customer service.”

“Thanks again for the beautiful marble in our kitchen – it looks fantastic!”


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