What gives this design strength is the interplay of the refined wood and glass details set next to the rough hewn quarry face stone blocks of Texas Limestone. By using two natural colors of the stone a detailed banding runs through all the walls which helps to define the scale and provides contrast. The stone colors repeat in a classical ashlar pattern in the landscape walls and stairs, offset by limestone paving.
Texas Leuders Limestone: Natural quarry block faces and splt face gold
Oskar Kempf: Master Mason/ Superintendent
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The stone detailing moves from the interior to the exterior, this requires careful planning during the installation so joints align through the large windows.
The stone set against the glass and interior details makes a dramatic tableau.
Large stones ground the house, giving it mass and connecting it with the earth.
Using one or two stones and changing the sizes, finishes and detailing creates a rich pallet for any project, and is what we recommend.