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Primary Function - Residential
Location - 300 Third Street, Little Rock
Architect - AMR Architects, Rick Redden AIA, Frank Barksdale AIA
Interior Designer - AMR Architects, Kate East ASID LEED AP
General Contractor - CDI Contractors, LLC
Stone Fabrication Contractor - Arkansas Granite & More, Benton, AR


Questions for Frank A. Barksdale, AIA regarding the project


Q. What were some of the challenges of the project, and how were they overcome?

A. The two biggest challenges were narrowing stone top choices to three or four when there are so many nice selections available, and delaying top selections until relatively late in the project to allow buyers maximum flexibility. AGM worked with us very well to solve both of these issues, and were very accommodating to please a variety of condo buyers.

Q. What are some of the unique architectural features of this project?

A. All of the kitchens have 3cm stone tops with either subway tile or stone tile backsplashes, and I think that is a very nice element to have in a kitchen. The stone tops are so much nicer than plastic laminate or tile tops with grout. There really is no comparison in quality and look. So many materials and colors come and go with the latest trends, but I think that certain stone selections are classics and will never go out of favor.

Q. Are there any other comments or information that you wish to share?

The installers at AGM did a great job, and the company is a family owned business. The owners pay a great deal of attention to detail and take a lot of pride in doing excellent work. But what truly separates them, is how they deal with problems; always in a positive manner and with a desire to make the customer happy, and nowhere are there more varieties of customers and expectation levels than on a condo project.



Comments by Frank A. Barksdale, AIA regarding a visit to the project on June 22, 2010

(Photos taken on June 22, 2010 by Robbie Green, Photographer)
Smooth and cool to the touch, Carrara marble never goes out of style.

Carrara marble tops, backsplash, cherry cabinets, and stainless steel timeless as a gray flannel suit!

Clean lines define this contemporary kitchen..

Light colored finishes, such as Carrara marble, contribute to the clean feel of this contemporary bathroom.

Clean, light, airy bathroom features Carrara marble.

This crisp Crema marfil bath soothes the senses with old world charm.

Absolute black granite tops help to dress up this entertaining space.

Photos from a variety of residences at River Market Tower: