Photographs by Venjhamin Reyes

To say that Joseph Fava’s client likes stone would be an understatement. “He set out a list of non-negotiables at the start,” the Miami-based principal of Fava Design Group says. “One was that we would use a variety of stone slabs.” Fava agreed to the mandate but admits to thinking there would be some leeway. Design meetings were spirited. “I hadn’t considered how steadfast the client would be,” Fava says. “I was on board with the slabs, but leery of combining so many different types.”