Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Stone is Up

I was getting really nervous about the stone choice (Aspen) and I've been dying to see it with the siding. The PM said they had started the stone today, so I was able to stop out this afternoon and check it out.
I don't hate it, but I don't know if I love it yet either. I'm definitely happy with it though and I'm looking forward to seeing it completed.

The guys working on the stone were super nice and told me they really liked how it looked (and didn't mind if I took a few pics).
I do really like the front door now that it's been painted. This pic shows pretty much all of the facade components, Stone Mountain Clay siding, White trim, Aspen stone, Bianco brick and the Black Bean front door.
The guys did say the stone was a little wet and would lighten a bit once it dried out. I was expecting it to be significantly lighter based off of the 2'x2' sample we selected, and that was my big worry that it was going to be too light. I think it looks different in the pic below, maybe it's the mortar? Either way I do like it and can't wait to see it finished with the shutters and porch column.


  1. I REALLY like the stone/shutter/siding combo...looks BEAUTIFUL in my opinion!


  2. It looks great! I was surprised how dark my brick looked when they first put it up, and it really did lighten up a lot because of the wet brick/wet grout making it dark.

  3. I think it looks great! It's so hard to imagine what it all looks like when you pick from small samples, but you did a great job!

  4. The wetness of the install gives the impression it's darker than it really is.
    It looks great!
    What an impact the stone makes.

  5. Love the color combination! It looks beautiful!