Caesarstone: Stone Solid
Caesarstone’s third year of partnership with the Princess Margaret Home Lottery highlighted by the 2023 Grand Prize Showhome.
When community-focused companies come together with community- minded charities, the partnership becomes much bigger than the separate entities, to the benefit of the common good. That is the result of Caesarstone, the industry leader in premium quartz surfaces for 35 years, and its three consecutive years’ partnership with the Princess Margaret Home Lottery, one of the most recognized and admired charitable initiatives in North America.
Caesarstone company has donated 65 slabs of its quartz and porcelain products, valued at $165,000, to the Tudor-inspired, 7,765-square-foot Grand Prize showhome located in Oakville, just west of Toronto. Esteemed interior designer Brian Gluckstein has masterfully incorporated and seamlessly integrated the diverse array of Caesarstone’s quartz and porcelain surfaces to enhance the elegance of this show home, whose design revolves around the art of hosting and entertaining, marrying breathtaking nature- inspired designs with their surfaces’ durability, sure to be enjoyed for many generations.
“This year, we are deeply honoured to continue our partnership with the Princess Margaret Home Lottery for the third consecutive year,” says Gail Conroy, Caesarstone’s vice president of marketing for the Americas. “Joining forces once again allows us to channel our resources and expertise to support The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Together, we look forward to making a meaningful impact in the fight against cancer and providing support to those in need. Our portfolio expansion further enhances the show home’s vision, delivering surfaces that not only captivate aesthetically, but are also engineered to last a lifetime.”
In the kitchen of the show home, Caesarstone’s versatility goes beyond just countertop surfaces, hood ranges and backsplashes ― its 5171 Arabetto Quartz has been thoughtfully employed as the floor cladding surrounding the kitchen island to provide a highly functional solution for ease of maintenance and clean-up where the majority of food preparation occurs. The material’s durability and stain resistance ensures that any spills or mishaps during gatherings can be swiftly cleaned up.
The show home also contains a stunning bar in the study, where Caesarstone used 505 Archetta Porcelain, which has the visual richness of natural stone. Caersartone Porcelain also gives chefs the freedom to cut directly on its surface, and its stain-resistant properties withstand wine and beverage spills, which allows hosts to experiment with their skills in mixology.
Gluckstein’s beautiful interior design has incorporated Caesarstone as one of the home’s main elements, one that contributes to the home’s warm and welcoming look and feel, while at the same time showcasing the versatility of its quartz and porcelain product line. For example, in the living room, the stunning fireplace features Caesarstone 505 Archetta Porcelain, chosen for the mantle and hearth because of the material’s remarkable heat tolerance and scratch-resistant properties. Is there anything more comforting than a roaring fire positioned behind a scuff-free and easy-to-clean hearth?
The show home’s spa features 110 Whitenna Porcelain for the vanity countertops, floating stone hearth and tub deck along with the steam- shower ceiling, giving the room a clean, white and calming appearance, while the principal bedroom’s ensuite uses 501 Snowdrift Porcelain for the vanity countertop, floor border, shower walls and its distinctive hallway fireplace. Upstairs in the shared ensuite, 5161 Icellion Quartz is used for the vanity countertop, shower niche and shelving, while 1001 Riverlet Quartz is featured for the same surfaces in the third bedroom ensuite. Caesarstone, established in 1987, pioneered quartz countertops more than thirty years ago. Since then the brand has expanded into porcelain and is on the ground in more than 50 countries worldwide, becoming a global leader in premium surfaces. It is proud to specialize in countertops that create dynamic and inspirational spaces in the heart of the home, which Brian Gluckstein has so perfectly realized with this Princess Margaret Lottery show home.
The Princess Margaret lotteries have become some of the most recognized and exciting charitable mega-lottery brands in North America. In their long history, more than $472 million in net proceeds has been raised to date to help conquer cancer in our lifetime by supporting the Princess Margaret Centre, which has an international reputation as a global leader in the fight against cancer and in delivering personalized cancer medicine. The Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto is one of the top five cancer research centres in the world, and is a member of the University Heath Network (UHN), a globally respected research hospital network affiliated with the University of Toronto, which also includes Toronto General and Toronto Western hospitals, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute for Education.
The partnership between Caesarstone and the Princess Margaret Home Lottery goes far deeper than any “surface”or any show home. It is a stone-solid relationship of two entities working together, each contributing what they can to make a difference in an inspirational way and for the greater good.