The stairs leading to this backyard are paved with two different textures of limestone. The honed surface is used for the steps and wall caps, while a rougher texture is used along the wall face to help break up the smooth surfaces and create visual interest.
Tiered terraces create multiple spots for relaxing and enjoying the picturesque views at this contemporary Mission Viejo, California, home. A built-in fire pit is surrounded by seating. Limestone pavers create a neutral, functional backdrop for this entertainment-ready space.
The remodel of this contemporary, lakeside backyard features a built-in fire pit, lighted pool and hot tub, and an array of tiered terraces designed for lounging, dining and relaxing. Vein-cut limestone creates a sleek, neutral backdrop that lets the infinity pool steal the show.
New plants that surround a bluestone patio instantly give this courtyard a fresh and uplifting feel. Since the patio can be seen from most rooms of the home, show-stopping landscaping and cool patio furniture was a must.
This country-style kitchen features 10-foot ceilings, limestone countertops and a food prep surface made of African bubinga wood. The Venetian plaster range hood, cabinetry and floating shelves evoke an English cottage look.
An impressive limestone stove hood mimics the gothic style of the fireplace mantel and has a strong presence in this transitional kitchen. Natural light entering from both sides of the room prevent the stonework from weighing down the space. A dining area near the cooktop provides front-row seating for interested on-lookers during meal prep.