Monday, June 27, 2011

Sugarloaf Mountain Ski Lodge Natural Stone Siding

Sugarloaf Mountain is a beautiful winter skiing and summer golfing spot located in Carrabassett Valley, ME. A recent addition to the resort is some beautiful natural stone veneer walls and stair risers. Using the New England native stone Boston Blend in the Square & Rectangular shape was the perfect choice for this local hot spot. Natural wood siding and beams along with Granite accents complete the project.

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Monday, June 13, 2011

A New Twist on a Ledgestone Fireplace

Boston Blend has long been thought of as colonial or rustic. This Ledgestone Boston Blend fireplace is anything but. The modern clean lines are brought to the next level with a unique "twist". A blend of Greenwich Gray (25%) and Boston Blend (75%) Ledgestone Building Veneer was used to create the perfect mix of colors.

Choosing the right blend of colors and shapes can be a difficult process. Working closely with your mason through the beginning stages of construction will ensure that the end result is exactly what you envision. The best way to decide on the correct blend of shapes, sizes, grout thickness and color, and stone colors is by having your mason do a mockup. Laying the stones out on a small area and adjusting the different variables is the only way to get that perfect blend.

This tall fireplace goes from floor to ceiling. The top section was twisted on an angle for some added architectural interest.

Eagle Hollow Stoneworks

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Boston Blend Round Veneer with Square & Rec Corners

Want to really make your entrance pop? Beautiful stone columns and colorful flowers create an inviting entryway that would please any guest. Boston Blend Round Veneer was used to cover the foundation, columns, and as siding on this local home.

What’s unique about this home was the use of Square & Rectangular corners instead of the Round. The straight lines of the Square & Rectangular cut make perfect corner pieces that blend harmoniously throughout the project.

The Mason:

Ehwa Stone Masonry

JP Ehwa
Ayer, MA

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Log Cabin Mosaic Fireplace with Hand Carved Wood Mantel

Our Mosaic Boston Blend Fieldstone was used to create this beautiful fireplace, perfect for any home. The hand carved wood mantel and accent pieces bring the tranquility of nature inside for a relaxing and beautiful focal point.


Model Masonry

Adam Kersnowski


Architectural Services

Aaron Socrat

Monday, June 06, 2011



A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston , and walked timidly without an appointment into the Harvard University President's outer office.
The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard & probably didn't even deserve to be in Cambridge ..

"We'd like to see the president," the man said softly.

"He'll be busy all day," the secretary snapped.
"We'll wait," the lady replied.

For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally become discouraged and go away.

They didn't, and the secretary grew frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president, even though it was a chore she always regretted.

"Maybe if you see them for a few minutes, they'll leave," she said to him!
He sighed in exasperation and nodded. Someone of his importance obviously didn't have the time to spend with them, and he detested gingham dresses and homespun suits cluttering up his outer office.

The president, stern faced and with dignity, strutted toward the couple.

The lady told him, "We had a son who attended Harvard for one year. He loved Harvard. He was happy here. But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed. My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere on campus."
The president wasn't touched. He was shocked.

"Madam," he said, gruffly, "we can't put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and died. If we did, this place would look like a cemetery."

"Oh, no," the lady explained quickly. "We don't want to erect a statue. We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard."

The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun suit, then exclaimed, "A building! Do you have any earthly idea how much a building costs? We have over seven and a half million dollars in the physical buildings here at Harvard."

For a moment the lady was silent. The president was pleased. Maybe he could get rid of them now.

The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, "Is that all it cost to start a university? Why don't we just start our own? "

Her husband nodded. The president's face wilted in confusion and bewilderment.
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away, traveling to Palo Alto, California where they established the university that bears their name, Stanford University, a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about.

You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them.

A TRUE STORY by Malcolm Forbes
"People will forget what you said; People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."