Stone Addition

Stone Addition

Stone has been used for building homes for centuries.  Today, we almost always use stone as a veneer which is from 1 1/2″ to 6″ thick.  It is a beautiful, durable, and virtually maintenance free choice for the exterior of a home.  Stone can be used on the whole exterior of a building or as an accent material on the foundation or other parts of the structure.

When choosing a stone, we always ask the mason on the project to build samples showing both the pattern of the stone as well as the mortar joints.  The exact same stone can look very different depending on the thickness of the joints and whether the mortar is recessed, flush, or proud of the stone.  Building with stone is an art, and a talented mason can make stone walls sing.

Stone Entry

Stone Entry

Stone Garage

Stone Garage

Stone Porch

Stone Porch

Stone Home Center

Stone Home Center

Stone and Stucco Siding

Stone and Stucco Siding

Stone Addition

Stone Addition

Photos by Rob Karosis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Published On: October 15th, 2018Categories: Miscellaneous1 Comment

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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  1. briann fisher shear October 19, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Always good to see you and your work.

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