Boston Blend Ashlar, Ledgestone, Mosaic and Round Thin Veneer in Random Rubble Style
Applications: Chimneys, Fireplaces Location: Massachusetts
A determined homeowner collected “dream home” photos and ideas for over 30 years and when it came time she built this carefully crafted post and beam home with artisan natural stone veneer imagined and created by Jeremy Young of Unmistaken Stonecraft.
The focal point of this home is the two story fireplace and chimney, intentionally designed using a mix of Stoneyard Boston Blend thin veneer. A carefully and skillfully chosen mix of shapes, sizes and colors in what the stone craftsman describes as his signature “random rubble” style, which uses Stoneyard Boston Blend Ashlar, Ledgestone, Mosaic and Round thin veneer, with creative accents such as the antique granite millstone.
The chimney wash and fireplace keystone are made with locally sourced granite fieldstone slabs with a rich leathered finish and a surrounding arch of Stoneyard Portsmouth Granite square and rec.
The dark polished, live edge, local granite hearth and the other dark stone elements were chosen to work with the many other black features, such as the black steel rebar balusters, rebar entrance lamp, black window sashes and the unique cast iron pipe stairwell chandelier.
The kitchen walls and backsplash with the same “random rubble” style utilizes the full variety of different shapes available with Stoneyard Boston Blend thin veneer. Creative accents in this one of a kind kitchen include a single 7′ stone lintel over the windows and matching reclaimed granite slab backsplash over the stovetop, still showing “feather and wedge” split marks, all lending itself well to the hand planed cream painted cabinets, end grain black walnut butcher block island and dark reclaimed oak shelving.
The stone craftsman’s tight, dry-fit installation with Stoneyard Boston Blend thin veneer carries through into the pristine pantry, with its built in soap stone bar sink, countertops and dark, reclaimed oak open shelving. Antique granite slab accents, lintels and custom fabricated, natural stone surrounds for the electrical fixtures all get pulled together well with the English Pub thin brick floor, also available at Stoneyard. This is the art of the stone!