Thursday, August 23, 2012

Overland Park, Kansas Oasis - Buff Shell Veneer and Cut Stone

Overland Park, Kansas Outdoor Living

Overland Park, Kansas project featuring Buff Shell limestone veneer and cut stone.
Design by Artistic Concrete Surfaces
Masonry by Nick Boan with Rock Solid Masonry: 913-486-3617

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Kansas City Home of Distinction in Loch Lloyd - Featuring Buff Shell Thin Stone

16520 Eden Bridge 
Loch Lloyd, MO 64012

Tour Dates: August 17 - 26th  
F-Sat. 10am - 5pm
Sun. noon - 5pm.

About the Home

Situated on a gorgeous lake lot within Loch Lloyd, this amazing 18,000+ square foot home has something for everyone. For fun and games, people will find a racquet ball court, full locker room, golf simulator and full movie theater. If you are looking for entertainment ideas, you will find a wine room with a beautiful stone entry and a home automation and entertainment system that is second to none. With a complete indoor/outdoor living area, you will be in awe of the breathtaking views.

Though grand in scale, this home uses the latest in energy efficient technology including geothermal heating and cooling.

While the exterior takes on a more Tuscan look, the interior has everything from rustic to contemporary. These styles flow together seamlessly in a gorgeously detailed eclectic look sure to please a variety of tastes.

Unique Features

  • Tuscan Contemporary
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 10 baths
  • Ceiling beams from standing timber in Montana taken from forest fire
  • Exterior stone is used sporadically on the interior to make it look as though the outside is coming through
  • Green Features
      - 13 geothermal units installed by United Heating and Cooling
      - Spray foam insulation
      - Lighting controls used throughout
      - LED lighting
      - Geothermal system to heat driveway and decks
      - Geothermal system used to heat water
      - Back of home faces west with a 26’ wall of glass to bring in radiant heat
  • Home automation
      - Speakers in every room
      - Guest bedrooms have I-Docks to allow guests to listen to their own music
      - Guest bedrooms have access to video servers to pull up the movie of their choice
      - Touch screens throughout home
      - Pad docks in walls
      - Biomentrics on doors
      - Thumb print and code on key pad to access the home
      - 36 cameras all recorded in real time
  • Generator back up system
  • Home theater has a commercial sound system with 3-D projector
  • Decks all heated
  • Wine cellar was inspired from trips around the world
  • Golf simulator
  • Racquet ball court
  • Green house
  • Catering kitchen
  • North garage set up for car collection

three-sided walk-through wine cellar

 golf simulator area

sports car garage's bar

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Trade Show 2011 | Finished Display

Here is a client's booth at the 2011 Johnson County Home and Garden Show. The stone featured in this outdoor living arangement is our Dimensional (sawn on two sides to sizes 3.5", 7.5" and 11.5" tall) Light Buff Shell Thin Stone Veneer.

A Review on Natural Stone Thin Veneer

A Review on Natural Stone Thin Veneer

You should install natural stone when you are constructing a house because that will be best always rather using artificial materials. Nowadays natural stone gaining popularity and most of the public are choosing that because of its natural color palette. The genuine palette is no where match with the artificial products. Natural stone has many features and some of them include its hardiness and durability.Its right in saying that everybody needs their house should look stylish and beautiful. Natural stone veneer will be able to provide an attractive and fashionable appearance to your home with a smaller amount of money. Mostly veneer has divided in to two types and they are natural thin stone and manufactured veneer. Nearly all of the artificial stones are prepared by combination of natural stone components, cement and colors which will be capable to offer a look as natural pebble. There are various types of stone available in this category which gives the colors that you ever dreamt off. Natural stones are thin compare to man-made stone. Most of the time man-made stone have need of cleaning waterproofing and protection and they are not withstanding with challenging weather.

Natural veneer can be set up something like a fireside enclosed space. Moreover you can install stone thin veneer in many other places such as kitchens, room, shower area or bathroom and in existing part of your home. Thin stone can be utilized for business and residential buildings. There are many foremost advantages of thin stone which include:- The weight of this thin stone is very light.- This stone will not break off easily.- Thin stone does not lose color or fade.- This thin stone is durable. - Natural stone will install swift and easily.- It is presented in a variety of texture, colors sizes and shapes.- Veneer is easily installed in several parts, together in the interior and outer surface of your home.

There are two sizes available of thin stone, they are thin and full size. The veneer has breadth that varies starting 3/4 to 1-1/4. Thin Veneer is light weight and because of this reason it can be set up quickly when compare to full size that will help in cost savings. Transportation costs also will be cheap in thin veneer and this will be an additional foremost advantage because in one truckload you can transport almost 3600 square feet whereas 1000 square feet in normal veneer. Veneer has life time assurance because of its durability. Furthermore natural stone can add value of your home and this is eco-friendly by its nature. You can install natural stone veneer by yourself because set up of this stone is not very complex. Even if you find any problem in the installment than you can hire a service provider who will do the job for you with full happiness