Design

Style and Cast Stone - Italianate

Italianate Style (1840-1885) Italianate style is a rebellion against previous formal classical ideals fashionable since the 1600’s. It developed first in Britain about 1802. Some of the styles strongest characteristics include low-pitched or flat roofs on two-to-four story tall homes, with wide eaves, decorative paired brackets and cornices. An emphasis on vertical proportions, including tall, […]

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Close up details of the installed sign. While searching the area on Google Earth, we ran across the mason installing our stone. Masonry by Leroy Ardnt. Thank you Mr Ardnt, our product is nothing but a pile of rocks without a qualified masonry installer. On further research I discovered that Mr Ardnt had passed away […]

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This Ranger sign we did for NWOSU (North Western Oklahoma State University) was a special piece of work, all of our communal skills used in one fairly small unit. The college mascot already had a design, and at least one statue prominently displayed on campus. This would sit at the street in front of the […]

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A Truly Elegant Residence - Pt 4 The Pool Area

This interior courtyard, pool area takes this home beyond ordinary mansions. With many landscaping and patio features the pool area is roofed over with glass and contains the swimming pool and sauna, as well as sitting areas, fountains, statuary and a small indoor garden, as well as an upper level balcony.

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These photos show a beautiful decor (and a photographer who knows how to light a room) There is a small amount of stone in these photos, although several pieces are very similar to stone units we at Stone Legends manufacture. These columns are not an SL product, but we make columns virtually identical to these, […]

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A Truly Elegant Residence - Pt 2 - The Entryway

Let’s look closer at the central feature of the project exterior, the entry, including the stairs balustrade and columns leading to the front door, the balustrade and newel piers of the balcony, and the surrounding banding and ornamentation. Floor plan of the front part of the home. Cast Stone unit drawings for middle section of […]

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Hollis Drive, NJ, Residence

Photo of the Hollis Dr. NJ, residence, from two angles. West Elevation South Elevation Cast Stone Units Call-Out Parapet with Balustrade Closeup of cast stone balustrade Installation drawings of parapet with cross sections, top views, break-out details and attachments. Side view of Hollis Dr. NJ, residence with outdoor fireplace and jackarch surrounds with sills. Closeup […]

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Flashing Article from Masonry Magazine

Flashing – Roof/Wall Intersection BY BRYAN LIGHT Masonry Magazine February 2015, Pg 22 – Reprinted from http://www.masonrymagazine.com/flashing-roofwall-intersections/ Figure 1 As the technical services manager of the Brick Industry Association (BIA) in the Southeast region, one facet of my responsibility is to conduct jobsite investigations on both commercial and residential masonry installations when something goes awry. […]

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Corinthian Columns

Corinthian Columns Definition – The most ornate and of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture (with Doric and Ionic) characterized by a slender fluted column with an ornate capital decorated with leaf designs. Features of a Corinthian Column: Fluted shaft Capital decorated with scrolls, acanthus leaves, and flowers Ornaments on the capital flare […]

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