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7 Exterior Stone Options to Elevate your Curb Appeal

When building your own home, there are hundreds of decisions to be made. Even when you know what style you love and which colors you like, it can be hard to know what choices you should make. Consider your options ahead of time. Then, when it comes time to choose, you will know exactly what you need to pick to make your dream home a reality.

The exterior of your home is the last thing you see when you leave in the morning and the first thing you see when you get home in the evening. It’s the very first impression guests get before they knock on your door, and it is the number one feature they will remember. Stone is an important detail on a home’s exterior and comes in a variety of colors and styles. In fact, there are many manufacturers of artisan-crafted stone that look just like the real thing. Dutch Quality Stone has very authentic styles. Here’s a few options for you to consider when building your home.


Dry Stack stone gives the impression that it is hand-laid using no mortar to hold it all together. The stones are often long and thin and intricately stacked with no spacing between stones for a plated design.


Weather Ledge stones vary in size but are overall larger in both height and length. The stones have a weathered or distressed surface for an aged classical look.


Ledgestone is short and wide with jagged edges and surfaces. Stones appear hand carved to fill every space and cast dynamic shadows. Ledgestone has a rugged quality that adds texture and character to your home.


Stack Ledge stones have square edges for a tighter fit but still possess a textured quality with grooved surfaces. Stack Ledge gives your home a cleaner, more contemporary look than ledgestone without losing any character.


Limestone has larger hand-chiseled grooves to emulate the actual stone’s soft quality. The stones are evenly sized and laid in a uniform pattern with clean, fit edges for a traditional look.


Fieldstone has round edges and organic shapes that mimic natural-found stone. Stones are placed in a diverse arrangement giving your home a country-side feel.


Tuscan Ridge is a combination of both the ledge stone and round rock styles similar to Italian stone masonry. The diverse arrangement and varying stone size makes every home a unique work of art.

Dutch Quality Stone was developed by craftsmen rooted in age-old tradition. You can see their beautiful craftsmanship for yourself, along with details and options on their website.