The stone wrapping these walls is 6 inches deep, which leads to exterior and interior walls 14-18 inches thick in some places. That much stone is cool — but heavy. The stone used on this house weighed approximately 180 tons. Portions of the house are framed with dimensional steel to keep it from collapsing into the basement.
Natural materials and walls of glass give this rustic living room the feeling of an outdoor space. A stacked-stone fireplace extends to the high, beamed ceiling, evoking an open, airy feel. Ample seating creates a cozy conversation area, and bunching tables have a sinuous design that reflects the nature scene outdoors.
Red tone stone tiles continue from the staircase to the floor of this downstairs hall space. The warm wood finish of the arched doorways compliments the red tones of the tile. Stacked natural stones frame one door adding texture against the smooth neutral walls.
Contemporary sofas and accent chairs give this great room sleek, upscale style while rustic ceiling beams and a blue Oriental area rug bring a homey warmth. The stacked limestone fireplace surround serves as a textured accent wall.
This earth-toned master bathroom is the perfect fit for the home's overall rustic decor. Neutral stacked stone walls enclose the shower, while glass tiles in various shades of brown create the mosaic tile backsplash. Medium grain Shaker style wood cabinets and a neutral stone countertop complete the look of the double vanity.
Oversized odd-shaped stones make for an eye-catching garden pathway on the grounds of this La Jolla, California, home. The path leads through the stonework archway of a trellis canopied and consumed by an overgrowth of wildflowers and topiary features. The multicolored stonework columns complement the textured walls of the home.
A stacked stone wall encircles this tennis court, creating a clean divide from the rest of the land and a convenient ball stopper. Uniformly trimmed shrubs planted above the wall soften the space and add to the country club look of the design. A white tent shades a long sectional creating a comfortable viewing area.
A niche with scalloped corners creates an artful spot for the clean-lined, upholstered bed in this contemporary bedroom. Stacked stone forms an accent wall, with a functional shelf built into the stone. A hallway with lighted steps leads into the room, with more storage built into the hallway wall, maximizing space.
An ipe wood inset in the stacked stone accent wall features a flat-screen TV and vertical fireplace. Jewel-toned throw pillows add color to the contemporary gray sectional, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide beautiful views.
A smooth wood panel decorates the white wall and adds warmth in this display. The contemporary white dresser is topped with a black stone finish. Books and magazines top the table surfaces, and vivid purple flowers add a pop of fresh color to the neutral design.
A comfortable seating area with a leather sofa and chairs centers around the stacked stone focal wall, which houses a fireplace and flat-screen TV. The large living area is grounded by oversized neutral tiles, while exposed ceiling beams bring a rustic touch to the home.