Adding Stone Veneer – What Does A Cape Cod House Look Like Today?

Oct 25, 2020 | Uncategorized

Continuing our series on what does a Cape Cod House look like today we address the use of stone veneer.

Most people think that a Cape Cod home only has the traditional wood shingles or clapboard, but the use of a stone veneer can be a great exterior accent.

Natural stone veneer can be mixed and matched with existing siding, as seen in this image from a home in Harwich on Long Pond.

We designed the home with the traditional Cape Cod siding, but added a full exterior stone wall on only one face.  This unexpected use of stone breaks up the rest of the house and provides a sophisticated accent.

When designing and building this Harwich home, the homeowner wanted to use the stone to add some natural color to their home, while also covering the concrete foundation.  This application of stone from the bottom of the foundation to the start of the siding worked perfectly.

The final images show how stone veneer can create a striking entryway.

Your front entry is the first impression visitors have when they approach your home, and we think these columns offer a great impression!  Columns have been used in architecture for centuries and were mostly constructed completely of stone.  Today, the use of natural stone columns, or even partial stone columns, can offer an impressive architectural interest.

Stone is an architectural element that adds beauty to the exterior of a home and we do not see this  going away anytime soon. If you’re ready to find the perfect stone veneer for your home remodel, Encore is here to help.  Give us a call today to schedule a consultation.


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