This work by Anton R Mendoza of Arm Design has one of the best views I have ever seen. Competing with it would be a injustice to this priceless vista. The best approach when faced with such natural beauty is to keep the design elements to a minimum to let the view take center stage.
Mendoza uses a clean pallet of Kaufman Ivory white Limestone, for all the horizontal surfaces. The stone is used on the balconies and exposed areas to lend a resort like feel to the house. What is so wonderful about the material is how the stone is so white, it feels like you are walking on solidified Boracay sand. Actually, it is even better, because you feel clean all the time, since the sand grain dont get all over the place. The other great thing about Ivory white is how the floor keeps cool even when the sun is directly over head. The stone feels cold to the touch even under the hottest mid day sun. A dark stone would be so hot, you might not be able to stand it and you could actually burn your feet.
This material being natural never goes out of style, and never gets phased out. The client contacted my after 10 years as they want to change their pool tiles, from what might have been from china. Now they want Amanpulo style pool tile, and I was asked if I can provide 5m2 of the old stone tile from 15 years ago. And my answer was a yes. Since Kaufman stone never tell its customers Phase out maamser. We always make sure our projects are future safe by making sure replacements are always available.