Friday, September 21, 2007

More rock....


These masons are awesome... the rock is exactly the old-world look were were going for......

3 comments:

Dad said...

Your house is really a rocken now! HA! Looking super great.

Shannon said...

Hi we stumbled onto your website looking for CobraStone. Are you integrating the brick with the stone? Is that saving you money or costing more money? Thanks so much! Shannon

PS...Fabulous house!!

jimbo said...

The brick is just for the look. Not really to save money. If you think at how they built a house in Tuscany, they would use ANYTHING on the property as far as the stone, but the brick usually came into play when they (after 100 years) decided to ADD a window. They would take out the stone where the window was to be located and filled it in with brick around it, then everything would get a fresh coat of stucco. After another 100 years the stucco would fall off, and 75 years after that, silly people like us in Texas are emulating that look! Funny we know, but thanks for the comment! Note that the Stone we used can be found at a lot of Texas stone yards. It's limestone that would be found on the top. So you see alot of grey's, browns, oranges, & yellows mixed in. Also note that we paid extra to make sure there were no triangle pieces in there too. Lots of cutting :) Thanks for the comment!!