When it comes to having a home that you take pride in, or even one that you’re hoping to resell at a later date, there are few things quite as important as curb appeal. From the road, you want your home to exude the utmost luxury, at least to the extent that it can with respect to your budget.
There are obviously a number of ways you can increase the luxury level of your home’s exterior. However, one of the easiest ways to do this is to include stone as a part of that home’s exterior. There’s something about the look of stone, as well as stone’s solidness, that always leaves people with an instant impression of luxury and refinement.
When using stone for your home’s exterior, though, you don’t need to go all-in. Instead, you can use subtle stone accents to complement different elements of your home’s exterior design.
In the following examples, we’re going to take a look at 20 homes that use stone accents as part of their home’s exterior. We think you’ll see what’s possible, and maybe you’ll be able to derive inspiration for including stone accents as part of your own home’s exterior.
1. Stone Walkway Walls to Columns
There’s so much you can do with stone for your home’s exterior. Check out how this home melds its stone walls into the columns before the front door.
2. Stone First Floor
In home’s that use stone accents, you’ll often see the façade of the first floor entirely covered in stone. Here that’s perfectly complemented by the wood columns of the front porch.
3. Large Stone Columns
If you want to create an imposing exterior for your home, you can use two-story tall stone columns like this home does.
4. With the Chimney
When you combine stone accents on your home’s exterior with a stone chimney, you always get a refined look.
5. Accentuating Craftsman
Homes that feature a Craftsman style will always benefit from stone accents being included as a part of the exterior.
6. Contemporary Natural
Stone accents are the perfect thing for adding a natural sensibility to the austere qualities of contemporary style.
7. Stone Garage
There can be no denying that the stone garage is the prefect complement to this farm-style home. This is unity of design!
8. Opening Up the Bottom Floor
On an uneven property where the basement opens to the back or front yard, stone accents can help ease the transition.
9. Using Color
When you’re thinking of colors that can go with stone accents, always consider a lush or deep green.
10. Luxury Log Cabin
Some people have dreamed of having the log cabin home. If you want one, but you also want luxury, then stone accents are a must!
11. Contemporary Stone Bottom Floor
Here you see the principle of having the bottom floor’s façade made of stone applied to a home featuring contemporary style.
12. Brick to Stone
Flipping that convention on its head, check out this predominantly brick home that uses stone accents for its second floor.
13. Adding Dimension
Note how the protruding parts of this home’s exterior are done entirely in stone, adding to the sense of dimension.
14. Contemporary Stone Columns
With the angular lines that this contemporary home features, the stone columns are the perfect accent.
15. Ledge Stone
Along the bottom of this home, you’ll find a line of ledge stone. Note how it helps to accentuate the building’s height.
16. An Archway
To create a grand entrance for your home, you can try creating a stone archway like the one that this home features.
17. The Stone Porch
If using stone on the façade is a bridge too far for you, then consider using stone for your front porch.
18. Finding Harmony
Note how the grand stone entrance to this home finds harmony with the bay window that you’ll see at left.
19. Wood and Stone
When you want a home exterior that exudes beauty and refinement, there are no two better materials to combine than wood and stone.
20. Different Stones
When you really want a home exterior with stone accents that exudes luxury, you’ve got to combine different kinds of stone!