There’s a reason why so many old houses are constructed from stone: It’s durable, easy to come by, and able to be manipulated by hand into all sorts of subtle variations. And did we mention the wonderful patina it takes on as it ages? Whether you already live in a stone house or just dream of owning one someday, you’ll find something to relate to in our cadre of stone-specific articles, from a tour of a reconstructed 18th-century stone farmhouse to a lesson on how to replace broken stones on a façade.
Stone House Restoration: Chad Floyd of Centerbrook Architects resurrects an eighteenth-century dwelling in New York’s countryside.
How to Repair a Stone Wall: When masonry buildings need repairs, a few simple tools—and some practice—will make them good as new again.
More than Skin Deep: Stone veneers have become popular as a residential finish, appearing on fireplaces, chimneys, and foundations.
Creating Architectural Stone: Architectural stone, from base to cornice.
Stone Houses of Eastern Pennsylvania: A look into the rich history of Eastern Pennsylvania’s stone houses and buildings.