Cast Stone

I don’t know if anyone noticed the background on my belly + house post about our cabinets. I’m sure the giant belly was a distraction, so I’ll forgive you for missing it.

Our cast stone arrived for just the right amount of architecture detail to the casa. You can’t tell in this picture, but it had more red in it than we anticipated. Shockingly so. If one can believe the Wills are shocked by such things. (We are, and it happened.)

The cast stone was put on all the windows in the front. There was supposed to be stone in between the larger windows where you see brick, but it didn’t get delivered for some reason. There was lots of confusion surround it.

Luckily we have a blog, so we pulled our plans to confirm there should have been cast stone there. It was already bricked on one window, and there was no cast stone there. We just went with it.

Once Beckett was born and we were out of the hospital, we walked up to find this. Our columns installed incorrectly. The seams were facing out instead of to the side. It was a sad day. They asked if they could try to patch it.

We said absolutely not. So they came down. There was no way they could make it smooth and seamless if they tried to patch. It would have made a bigger mess of the mistake. That can’t be what you see when you walk up to the house.

Once the columns were fixed, the arched stone went up. The outside isn’t nearly as exciting as what happens inside, but seeing the arches go up was very exciting. We could see how our front porch was shaping up. A lovely thing indeed.

Sorry for the crazy angles, but there’s no way to get straight shot of the front of the house since there’s brush and a drop off so close to the house. There are 8 columns on the front porch and 2 on the balcony.

Finally the balusters was installed. So shapely on our boxy house. I was worried the railing would be too short. I had lots of fears about the kids being up there especially since the playroom is off the balcony doors. They are 43″ tall. Not that I’ll be letting the kids out there by themselves, but I’m glad they are tall.

You can see the swatches go up. Now on to the brick painting…

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16 Responses to Cast Stone
  1. The house is looking so great!

  2. cassie says:

    oh my lord- seriously!!!!

  3. I’m in awe of this place. Seriously. It’s so pretty.

    • Amber says:

      Haha thanks! We are pretty stunned by the place too. We may or may not go up there and just walk around with our eyes wide and mouth open. Okay we totally do that.

  4. Tiara says:

    Looks like you were all belly! The house is looking good. Do you have a move in date yet?

    • Amber says:

      I think the belly was just so big it distracted from the other fluff! :) Hopefully we will close by the end of the year and start moving in right around the new year!

  5. Whoa…it’s turning into, like, a HOUSE!! Lovely! Our kids really wanted a house with columns. We looked at a couple that had them (a bit more…uhh, dated than yours), and they were pretty into buying a house with “coliseums.”

  6. I love those cast stones. I can’t wait to see what you did with that on the inside. It finishes off the windows so nicely. Love your pick!!!

  7. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    I can’t believe how gorgeous your “mansion” will be. Seriously speechless!

    • Amber says:

      Bahaha it’s hardly a mansion, but it is definitely bigger than we anticipated. At least I’m only responsible for cleaning the downstairs for now.

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