Using stone outside the home is also in high demand these days. The façade, driveway, staircases, walkways, patio, retaining walls and landscape all feature here. The type of stone and finish that is chosen plays a significant role in setting the tone of the home.
Ancient as the earth itself; made from the very same gas and liquid that solidified to form the earth, natural stone brings grace to many architectural wonders from the dawn of civilization to the present day. From ancient monuments, like the pyramids in Egypt and the majestic splendor of the Greek and Roman architecture, natural stone is no longer the preserve of Royalty and the Affluent today.
How about a stone that looks nice and fabricates about the same as granite, except a little faster? You’d think a lot of shops would be pushing their clients firmly toward this wonderful product — limestone — but most are running in the other direction.
In tune with environmental consciousness, more architects nowadays design around resonant geological forms to connect to the natural environment. Creating an evocative symphony in stone, harmonious and in tune with the elements, modern design blends many forms into a fine structure, building upon it to create a resonance that evokes an enduring sense of beauty.