Before, During, and After 
A closer look at the movement and coloration of the Paradiso.  Although this surface is still dusty during the installation, the stone is polished to a high sheen, as evidenced by the reflections in it.
A closer look at the movement and coloration of the Paradiso. Although this surface is still dusty during the installation, the stone is polished to a high sheen, as evidenced by the reflections in it.
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The Dakota Mahogany granite.
The Dakota Mahogany granite.
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The study wet bar is topped with Dakota Mahogany.
The study wet bar is topped with Dakota Mahogany.
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The cutout for the cooktop and the holes for faucets are done "in the field."  Here the granite installers are cutting a hole for the gas cooktop.
The cutout for the cooktop and the holes for faucets are done "in the field." Here the granite installers are cutting a hole for the gas cooktop.
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This is a view of the kitchen as you enter from the French doors off the deck.  The refrigerator is stainless, but still has its protective wrapping on it.
This is a view of the kitchen as you enter from the French doors off the deck. The refrigerator is stainless, but still has its protective wrapping on it.
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If you're a tall cook, this is the view of the island from the oven (west) end of the kitchen.  Obviously, the sink and the faucets need to be installed yet.
If you're a tall cook, this is the view of the island from the oven (west) end of the kitchen. Obviously, the sink and the faucets need to be installed yet.
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This is a view of the long kitchen countertop from the refrigerator-end of the kitchen.  Again, the sink and faucet are yet to be installed.  The cooktop is dropped into place, but not actually "gassed and powered."
This is a view of the long kitchen countertop from the refrigerator-end of the kitchen. Again, the sink and faucet are yet to be installed. The cooktop is dropped into place, but not actually "gassed and powered."
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The granite "vanity" top is now installed in the master bath.  It's called Uba Tuba and is a grey-ish green, fairly large grained with flecks of gold coloration.  The white lavatory and chrome faucet is yet to be installed.  

A similar piece of granite will cap the glass block wall to the right of the vanity.
The granite "vanity" top is now installed in the master bath. It's called Uba Tuba and is a grey-ish green, fairly large grained with flecks of gold coloration. The white lavatory and chrome faucet is yet to be installed.

A similar piece of granite will cap the glass block wall to the right of the vanity.
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Like many of these photos, this was taken with a wide-angle lens, so forgive the bit of barrel distortion, please.  Brushed nickel door handles are being installed throughout the house.
Like many of these photos, this was taken with a wide-angle lens, so forgive the bit of barrel distortion, please. Brushed nickel door handles are being installed throughout the house.
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