Scamozzi Columns A style derived from nothern italian architecture. Named after a Venetian architect in the second half of the 16th century. Scroll ornaments at the capital, with rounded accents similar to the Ionic. Narrow height of capital, similar to Ionic. Four point capital shape top side, similar to Corinthian.

Tuscan Columns Definition – Tuscan was a simple architectural form practiced in ancient Italy. A Tuscan column is plain, without carvings and ornaments. Features of a Tuscan Column: Shaft sets on a simple base Shaft is usually plain, not fluted (grooved) Shaft is slender, with proportions similar to a Greek Ionic column, more slender than […]

Verona Style Columns

Verona Columns Definition – Another later Italian style, Verona is not considered a “classic” order of columns. It is a less ornamented style, with few hard edges or crisp lines of definitions. Features of a Verona Column: Identical capitals and bases Curving profile to capitals Slim shaft, like Corinthian and Ionic

Square columns are a common variation. ———————————————————————– Spiral shaft designs like rope style are also not difficult to find ———————————————————————- This next photograph has an octagonal shaft. It also has the option entasis, or the widening of the shaft in the middle. Shafts that taper toward the top are very common, if you look at […]

Stone fireplaces add something to any room, and there are many styles to fit any decor. The first example is a simpler style, one profile for the surround, and another for the mantle. Many fireplaces will also have a flat hearth stone under the fireplace as well. The next example is a bit more complex, […]

The next four fireplace designs are quite similar. All are standard height, with a circle top firebox, and a central decorative element. The first is the least complex, with definition lines, but no artistic touches other than the scroll keystone. The second example has similar lines and profiles, but has a carved bias relief in […]

These fireplaces are the most complex and detailed designs. The first fireplace design is uncomplicated, but has custom art statuary as columns Next is a popular style of fireplace surrounds, with a curving scroll-like firebox top and many other ornate scrollwork and finely detailed accents. This style takes on a look recalling French architecture and […]

These are a selection of Stone legends projects, all showing elements of Greek Revival architectural style. There are many variations of architecture, each distinct enough and popular enough to have earned the rights to a place in history, a particular period, reflective of those economic times. This could be said of all period architecture, much […]

The amount of stone and the level of detail in a cast stone project varies tremendously. For example, the first clipping shows a light touch on the cast stone. The doubled door and the window surround above accent the colored stucco facade. You could also add sills and/or jack arches to the windows. if you […]

Project Portfolios

We have been posting a few project showcases on our social media pages, and we wanted to post them here as well. Many of our most impressive projects are shown here with selected architectural features broken out to show how the parts and profiles come together. Such as the Belle Fiore Winery Portfolio and many […]