House Exteriors Featuring Stone

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This week I am sharing a design feature that I love on a house exterior, stone. I started noticing that there was a trend developing on my House Exterior Pinterest Board. Stonework was popping up in different ways on house exteriors I was pinning. I’m not sure what it is I’m drawn to. Maybe the reference to cosy cottages (although many of my dream homes are far from cottages in size!). Perhaps it is the gorgeous grey tones that always catch my eye, or the additional texture it brings. Here are some ways stone can be used on an exterior.

Around the base of the house. I love the contrast against the white paint colour.

Design Details: House Exteriors Featuring Stone

Wendy Posard

Design Details: House Exteriors Featuring Stone

Paul Davis

Even when used for retaining walls and surrounding paving, stone adds another element of interest.

Design Details: House Exteriors Featuring Stone

American Homes

Design Details: House Exteriors Featuring Stone

Stonewood Homes

My favourite feature is when stone is used for the chimney.

Design Details: House Exteriors Featuring Stone

NLB Architects

Design Details: House Exteriors Featuring Stone

Oakley Home Builders

Design Details: House Exteriors Featuring Stone

Kaali Nagy

Design Details: House Exteriors Featuring Stone

Blue Water Home Builders

In my effort to bring a touch of these Hamptons-style ‘cottages’ to our new home, I have included a stone chimney in the exterior. The same stone cladding will be repeated in the retaining walls in the front and back garden. I still haven’t locked in a product but am considering this dry stone from Eco Outdoor.

Design Details: House Exteriors Featuring Stone

I now just need to be patient and cross my fingers that my stone chimney looks OK in the Melbourne burbs!

Belinda XO 

6 Responses to "House Exteriors Featuring Stone"
  1. Your attention to detail is remarkable Belinda. I too am a big fan of stone and even bricks. I fell in love with our house because it has a terracotta tiled roof, a rarity in tin roof Australia! I can’t wait to see your chimney. It will look spectacular!

  2. Bel,
    Our whole house is stone from 1922 except for the cinderblock chimney! It’s high on our list of things to revamp. You will love your stone chimney as will I!!!

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