Stone has been used in the architecture of many buildings for centuries. This timeless building material is still a beautiful, durable choice for homes and buildings today. If you are building or remodeling a home, consider adding some stone architectural pieces to the design. Become inspired by some of our favorite stone architecture pieces from around the world. 

Paris Opera House
Paris, France

The beautiful Paris Opera House is a landmark in Paris, France. The building incorporates many unique architectural features including columns, arches, balustrades and carvings. Many of the features are made of marble. Although many...

Stone was a popular building material for centuries. Today, many people still use stone in their building projects because of the beauty and durability of natural stone. Stone architecture is unique and adds an elegant look to any building. Take some architectural inspiration from the famous stone buildings below. 

The White House

Located in Washington D.C., The White House has been the home to every United States leader since the second president, John Adams. Construction on this beautiful building started in 1793 and was completed several years later in 1801. The building is constructed from Aquia sandstone. This type of sandstone...

Natural stone is an elegant and unique building material. Adding natural stone to the exterior of your home gives it a one-of-a-kind look. Stone comes in a wide variety of colors, shapes and other options to truly make it your own. Below are some thin stone veneer design ideas. 

What is thin stone veneer?

Thin stone veneer is still a natural stone, but it is cut flatter to produce a thinner profile. Typical stone veneer that is used on buildings is around 3-5 inches thick. The thicker stone veneer isn’t always able to be used in all situations, due to weight or height restrictions. That is when thin stone veneer is the perfect...

With custom architectural stone pieces you can transform your house into a unique estate home that will leave a legacy for generations to come. Carved stone architecture, inside and out, will set your home apart from the others with the elegant look of natural stone. 

Stone is a material that has been used in buildings for centuries. The designs achieved with natural stone are limitless and will stand the test of time. Natural stone will stand up to the elements, and will outlast generations, with the least amount of maintenance. Below are a few timeless ideas to get you started designing your custom architectural stone pieces for your...

The entryway to your home is the first impression people get when they come to your home. There are several ways to create a welcoming, unique and stunning entrance. Below are a few ideas for you to enhance your entrance to your home using stone. 


Columns are the perfect statement-making piece for an entryway. Natural stone columns are perfect for framing the entrance and creating a grand look. Stone columns are available in many different materials and styles; from modern to classic and can be used outdoors or indoors. 


A grand fountain is a beautiful entrance enhancement. Fountains are available...

There are several stone buildings around the world. In fact, stone was used as a primary building material for centuries. Today, there are several other building material options available, but stone is still one of the most durable and elegant materials available. 

Below are some of the most beautiful and famous stone buildings from around the world. Each is made from a unique stone type and each has its own beauty. 

Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is located in India. This stunning building is a mausoleum that was created by a former emperor of the country in memory of his third wife and it was completed in 1648. The Taj Mahal is...

Simple architectural details help take an otherwise plain room and make it something extraordinary. Natural stone columns are one of the most classic ways to add some architectural interest to a building. Columns help create a feeling of timeless elegance in a home and they can be used inside and out.

Each column is carved with great detail to create a unique and breathtaking architectural piece for your home. 

Below are a few examples of natural stone columns used beautifully in homes. 

These columns, below, are used to create a grand entryway into this living space. The stone veneer at the top of the entry and the column style...

Make a statement in your home, without saying a word.

Your fireplace mantle is the first thing a person will see when they enter your room. Stone fireplaces sophisticate any home's style. Using stone features draws attention even with traditional decor. It is difficult for a fireplace not to capture attention. Add a stone finish, and it is likely to become the focal point of the room.

Eight out of ten of homebuyers look for homes with a fireplace in homes and consider this as being the most appealing amenity for the home. Purchasing a home with a fireplace or adding one on to your home can provide tremendous benefit in home...