Limekiln Gulch Detail: Exterior Stone

To continue with our Limekiln Gulch home detail post series, today we will focus on the home’s beautiful exterior stone.

The stone was supplied by Mankato Kasota Stone and was used on the exterior walls, the front walkway, on portions of the driveway and around planters. The stone was chosen by the owners. In this case, the stone color was affected by the way it was cut (smooth or rough cut).  As in all stones, there is variation in the color from one piece to another. After reviewing several cuts, the owners decided they liked the stone colors when it had a smooth finish. We think they chose well.

The joints were designed to cover the morter lines (so there is no horizontal morter shown) and to give the stone some shadow depth.

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