Home Exteriors with Rich Stone and Classic Architectural Details
Gray and white stone can add interest in many places, from a home's exterior to a garden path. Add nice landscaping and a classic home design to complete the picture. Dark gray stones laid in random pieces shape the walkway leading to this classic Dutch Colonial inspired façade. The walkway winds through a large front lawn and is lined with lush landscaping that would make even avid gardeners turn. The shrubs, foliage and flowers provide varying coloration depending on the season. The New England style home features gray and white stone detailing around the exterior and large banks of traditional, double hung windows. Black traditional shutters flank the windows to add a sophisticated contrast against the gray and white. The front entrance is covered with an eyebrow shaped roof supported by thick columns. The stoop is unique while still understated, providing a nice focal point to draw visitors to the door. Ivy growing up the front stone wall adds the finishing touch to this home's exterior. When planning a home's exterior, look carefully at all the parts, from the architectural style to the landscaping and outdoor lighting.