Friday, July 27, 2012

New York Tropical Outdoor Entertainment & Pool Area

Complete with Boston Blend Round Thin Veneer outdoor fireplace, poolside bar, and grand entrance

Round Boston Blend natural New England stone veneer looks amazing in this tranquil outdoor entertaining space. As you step through the wrought iron gate and down the stone column staircase, you are greeted by the inviting cool blue waters of an in-ground pool. Sitting walls, columns, fireplace, chimney, stair risers, and a bar were all faced with the Boston Blend Round Thin Veneer.

An outdoor kitchen and bar create the ideal hangout spot for pool parties and evening dinners. Escape the midday sun in a cozy sitting nook complete with fireplace and TV. Tropical plantings and landscape features around the area create a beautiful retreat in which to relax the day away.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Colorado Rockies Meets Maine Mining Camp with Boston Blend Round

New England stone covers the entrance, columns, and siding as an accent

This Maine hilltop residence has amazing sprawling views of Sunday River mountain ski resort. The entire home consists of recycled and sustainable materials. The Boston Blend Round veneer was the perfect natural stone choice. It is cut from reclaimed stones that were gathered from farms and fields throughout New England. It adds a rustic touch with colors that blend perfectly with the surrounding environment.

Skip planed snow fence boards were used as siding and will weather naturally with the changing seasons. The roof is made of recycled standing seam steel. Accents of Corten metal with a rusting finish were used throughout the project. Every room in the home has an amazing view of the mountain. Natural elements such as local trees were brought inside to give the sense of living outdoors in an indoor space.

Although the home was built with nature in mind, it's not without its modern touches. This smart house boasts a state of the art indoor/outdoor sound system and natural cooling and heating systems. It has a full concrete floor at the basement level as well as radiant heat on the first floor. In the winter, the passive heat gain is recycled to cooler parts of the home. The outdoor walkways are heated using solar panels to circulate energy for ice melt.

This home has an amazing Western Colorado Rockies meets "Northern Maine mining camp" motif. It has the perfect blend of historic, modern, and natural elements. For more information on the Boston Blend Round including other project photos, visit our searchable gallery and product page.


Brian Fairfield
Kennebunkport, ME

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Monday, July 09, 2012

The Modern New England Home with Boston Blend Mosaic

Boston Blend Mosaic thin stone veneer can set the theme for your entire home. This New England home uses copper accents against olive siding and white trim. All of these features compliment the natural mix of colors in the Boston Blend.

Carry the New England theme throughout the property by covering the cement foundation with the same stone veneer.

Bring those natural elements inside to your kitchen or fireplace for a touch of elegance. Here, the stone was used to add architectural interest and old world charm to a modern kitchen. The fireplace and chimney were also faced with the Boston Blend Mosaic thin stone veneer.

To fish the project, outdoor entertainment areas including fire pit, seating, and outdoor fireplace create the perfect setting for summer fun.

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