This colonial style ranch adds a touch of elegance with the addition of local New England stone cladding. The Boston Blend Square & Rectangular thin stone veneer was artfully cut and shaped by the mason in a dry-laid installation technique. Pieces of stone were sawn on the sides and fit together with paper thin joints, with no mortar showing. The local stone used along with a modern installation technique elevates the design of the home without overpowering it.
Other details such as an iron light fixture, garage trim and accessories, columns, dark green shutters, and siding all tie in with the color scheme presented in the Boston Blend. Colorful landscape plants and flowers add curb appeal and additional pops of color to the overall design. To complete the look, a gray granite was used as window sills, headers, and stair treads.
Strict attention to detail was also maintained throughout the project. Around the sides and rear of the home, stone cladding was used to cover the exposed foundation. Corners were used around recessed windows to give the appearance of a full thickness stone. Finally, the chimney was clad with the same natural thin stone veneer.