Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Stone Houses

 Most houses in New England are made of wood because of the plentiful trees.  Brick houses are often the next step up in elegance and cost.  Stone houses are uncommon and are at the design and cost peak.

This one was interesting to me, with the contrast of simple barn siding on the left and stone on the right.

This huge house is hidden in an expensive neighborhood of Ridgefield, on a narrow and winding road adjoining New York state.

Originally a simple farmhouse, this elegant stone house on the border of Wilton and Ridgefield has been completely re-constructed for a New York couple with high end finance and fashion careers.  If you like browsing house magazine glamour, take a look.

Either New Canaan, Connecticut, or Lewisboro, New York.  
I was exploring while on my way to a garden center for more mulch.

Stone facing and careful window design on one wall of a farmhouse brings the glam up.


RedPat said...

They are gorgeous, Jack!

Barbara R. said...

Some beautiful houses, and I bet these people still go to sleep much the same way I do each night! Just saying, we put our pants on one leg at a time too!

Taken For Granted said...

Those are all elegant homes, but the larger ones, like the one in the magazine article, require a staff to run properly. For that reason I do not wish to own one, but they are still fun to visit.

Stefan Jansson said...

The barn house is a beauty.

William Kendall said...

These are beautiful.

jennyfreckles said...

What beautiful houses, and so well kept.