This morning I made the trip to Patene in Brantford (www.patene.com) to pick out the exterior stone, brick and roof for the new house. I had a great salesman named Peter to give me a hand. I had the poor guy dragging samples all over the showroom to make sure I made the right choice.
I absolutely did not want anything too bland. I am not a fan of houses that have the same colour everything – all gray brick, stone, roof, etc… Everything had to match the copper window roof, but too matchy, matchy…. I wanted something with a bit of contrast, and something that no one else has… But, I don’t want my house to stick out. (My Mom bugs me all the time – “you get mad when some one comments on your new hair cut, but if they don’t say anything, you get mad as well”…bahahah, that’s me!)
Anyway, I spent hours last night looking through photos for inspiration. I picked out a beautful Cultured Stone Country Ledgestone, but of course Peter tells me it’s an upgrade and will set me back at least $5-10k. No thanks.
I ended up choosing a beautiful Lafitt stone in a new colour called “Berkley Brown”. A Paisley brick in “Old Ashfield”, and a Timberline shingle in “Barkwood”.
The brick was an upgrade, but I convinced him to just give it to me!!!
|The final samples.|
|Lafitt stone in “Berkley Brown”|
|Example of Lafitt Stone. Not my colour though!!|
|Another example of Lafitt Stone.|
|And one more!|
|Timberline shingle in “Barkwood”|
|Example of the “Barkwood” shingle|
Can you imagine all of this with carriage style garage doors, copper window roof and a bold colour front door. ohhh, I can’t wait!!