by Matt Keating / photos by Graham Photography

Home-A-Rama is an event like none other. It is an opportunity for local builders and craftsman to collaborate and showcase the latest trends in new home design, construction, and technology. The team at Stone Artisans was proud to partner with builders on several of the luxury homes featured in the 2020 Home-A-Rama at Holliday Farms in Zionsville, says Cory Kroger, CEO and President of Stone Artisans.

Their work in the show home for AR Homes by Christopher Scott, a respected leader in building high-end custom homes in the Indianapolis area, was particularly distinctive according to Kroger.

“The island (we worked on for the AR Home kitchen) was very different than anything we have ever constructed,” Kroger says. “The designer specified two different colors of quartz which gave the space visual contrast. Additionally, the variation in the counter heights with mitered edges provided not only architectural interest, but also added to the flow and function of the room. The island was truly the centerpiece of the kitchen.”

We are seeing an increasing trend of new home buyers that are opting towards solid colors with added texture for their counters that add depth, such as matte black versus a polished surface. Suede finished granites and quartzite also offer a more unique style for today’s design savvy homeowner.

Kroger notes that he and his team were excited to have their work on display at the 2020 Home-A-Rama, and later enjoyed touring the other homes.

“I was blessed enough to tour many of the homes on preview night,” Kroger mentions. “I really love the country setting in Holliday Farms. It is a great addition to the Zionsville scene! COVID-19 protocol and safety measures really helped trim down the volume of people at the show, but still offered a great opportunity for serious and potential residents. The show was a hit in my mind!”

Kroger added that there were a lot of great new ideas and innovative concepts floating around the homes.

“AR Homes had a great corner lot to house their modern home,” Kroger enthuses. “This home is made for hosting friends and family. The model, known as The Newport, lives big, yet still has a home-like feel! Great job to the AR team on this superb new model in Zionsville’s exclusive Holliday Farms!”

If you are looking to build or remodel a space with the latest style of stone counters, contact the trusted team at Stone Artisans online at