Architectural Styles

The historical building styles and how they are used in homes and other structures today.

Fireplaces in all shapes, sizes and styles

Styles can be difficult to define, one person’s traditional is another’s modern, and a third’s archaic. Fireplace surrounds come in a wide variety of styles and sizes. The basic shape of the inner firebox is one way we group our fireplace designs.  These are Square Top and Gothic Arch Top           These […]

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Cast Stone Facade

Cast Stone Facades The Facade is the front facing section of a home. Any home may have more decorative and architectural than others or less, but one section faces the street and shows off what attractiveness the home has to offer.  We pull images from many places, as samples and inspiration for all to view […]

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Turtle Creek Restoration Article

Georgian Home Restoration –  Some time ago the Dallas Morning News ran an article on a classic historical home in one of the better residential neighborhoods of Dallas.  This three-level Georgian style home was designed by a prominent architect of the day, Anton Korn, and was built in 1922. The cast stone was replaced with […]

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Stone Legends Custom Cast Stone Project

Custom Cast Stone  JJust about anything you can imagine a structure to look like can be made from cast stone. Much of our products are of a similar sort, shaped parts for surrounds, horizontal banding, Standard columns of the classic Greek and Roman orders, balustrade shaped like lathed wood, or other classic styles. We do […]

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Budget Buying for Cast Stone

Budget Buying for Cast Stone Cast Stone is never a cheap building material, it’s quality that lasts for ages (look at cast stone made by ancient Rome) There are several ways to trim a cast stone budget, and to get the most for you money. The first method you can use to save money with […]

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Italian Renaissance Style Home, Stone Legends cast stone project

Italian Renaissance Architecture The style was first seen originally in Florence during the 19th century. There was a revival Italian Renaissance architecture that paralleled the Gothic Revival in more recent times. Renaissance buildings have a square, symmetrical plan, with symmetrical façades around their vertical center. Churchs are generally surmounted by a pediment and columns, in addition […]

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Chateauesque Style Home

Cast Stone Chateauesque Style Many of the homes we produce stone for follow classic architectural styles. Some of the grandest homes we do are in the “Chateauesque” style. This first home is a great example. This home is part of the Belle Fiore Vineyard and Winery, and includes a bed and breakfast and a wedding […]

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