Metal organic frameworks (MOFs) are noted for crystallinity, stability, and porosity. For many industrial challenges though, beyond stability to pore activation, porous materials require high thermal and moisture stability. Here, we report a Sn(IV) triphosphonate framework, CALF-28, that is highly robust and porous. CALF-28 was designed based on the known structure of a divalent metal phosphonate that was 2-fold interpenetrated. It has strong sustaining interactions but consequently rapidly precipitates, compromising crystallinity. Using methods to enhance order, and by analogy to the M(II) analogue, insights to the structure are ascertained and corroborated by PXRD and gas sorption analysis. CALF-28 has a surface area >500 m(2)/g and is stable in water.