Isn't this wall incredible? I love the unusual design.
What a way to mark an entrance! This is such an interesting pattern - the large stones break it up and give it character.
Something about stone homes gives a feeling of security. Perhaps it has to do with withstanding huffing and puffing in fairy tales.
I'm rather obsessed with this Connecticut lake house lately. Historically, foundations were made of local stone, and here the stone foundation and first floor is a great transition between the natural surroundings and the building.
Here the rough stones are arranged to give rectilinear definition to the yard.
Stone walls add high drama and scads of texture indoors.
They aren't just limited to fireplaces either.
This is a renovation in Croatia, where clearly old-world craftsman were experts at building with stone.