Part of the mission in updating this 1930s cottage was to preserve its original charm, even while making a significant addition. The stone exterior preserves the cottage flavor and lends a sense of permanence without appearing dated. Project: Bowman Residence, Austin, Texas; Builder: Texas Construction Co., Austin; Architect: Cuppett Architects, Austin; Designer: Sharon Wilkes, Austin
Ceramic tile disguised to look like stone gives the feel of a natural waterfall cascading down through the master bath. Project: Frank Bath; Architect/Designer/Contractor: Mabel Tweddle, Alexandria, Va.
Stone walls add the perfect amount of grandeur to this seaside home, while keeping in step with its pristine landscape. Project: Maine Seaside House, Bar Harbor, Maine; Architect: Barnes Vanze Architects, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Classical Endeavors, Ellsworth, Maine
A stone fireplace with clean lines and a quadrilateral cut-out for logs offers a stylish, modern update to a beloved classic. Project: Maine Seaside House, Bar Harbor, Maine; Architect: Barnes Vanze Architects, Washington, D.C.; Builder: Classical Endeavors, Ellsworth, Maine
Stone cladding on this 1938 home offers a stately but visually interesting base to provide context for the front elevation’s whimsical elements. Project: Lyon Cottage; Builder/Architect: CG&S Design-Build, Austin
A master bath’s shower clad in large river rocks offers a nature-inspired refuge. Project: Heyne Residence, Dallas; Architect/Builder: RPGA Design Group, Fort Worth, Texas
In New Mexico’s arid climate, a stream of rough-hewn stones adds visual interest to this Pueblo-style home’s landscaping. Project: Las Placitas Residence; Architect/Builder: McDowell Satzinger Fine Homes, Santa Fe, N.M.
For a comfortable yet modest guest house nestled in a glen, a stone façade adds the perfect combination of dignity and charm. Project: Guest Cottage, Eads, Tenn.; Architect: Looney Ricks Kiss, Memphis, Tenn.; Builder: Hank Hill Co., Memphis; Landscape architect: Page Duke, Nashville, Tenn.
A modern stone entryway puts the emphasis on natural elements, a perfect beginning for the Arizona home which inside focuses on panoramic views of the surrounding desert. Project: Sefcovic Residence, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Architect: Tate Studio Architects, Scottsdale; Builder: Platinum Homes, Scottsdale
Stone gives a rugged contrast to the stained cedar soffits incorporated into this home’s geometric design. The stone chimney also offers an earthbound dimension to a house that, thanks to its floating roof, almost seems as if about to take flight. Project: AB Highway Residence, West Plains, Mo.; Architect: Core 10 Architecture, St. Louis; Builder: Feller Construction, West Plains