Strong, beautiful, adaptable, and often in ready supply on your site, stone is a building material for the ages. The features into which it can be built—from fences to flooring—are as unlimited as the architectural styles to which it can adapt. And its unbeatable blend of neutral coloring and earthy texture makes it the perfect addition to any area of a home.

To provide a little inspiration, we tracked down a plethora of projects, ranging from charming cottages to cutting-edge designs, all of which lean on the strength of stone.

Senior editors Amy Albert and Claire Easley contributed reporting to this article.

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