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3 Reasons to Choose Stone Facade for Houses Exterior

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The architectural bureau GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten presented an ultra-modern hi-tech house. An object of class “elite” with an area of 173 square meters was built in the Belgian municipality of Buggenhout. Its feature is a stone facade finish.

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On the example of this project, we consider 3 reasons why you should choose this type of cladding.


The house has a pronounced environmental friendliness due to the emphasis on the naturalness of materials. The facade decoration in stone looks harmoniously surrounded by the natural zone – the object is located in the forest area. A house made of wood here would have looked somewhat corny and not so contrasting, but the stone cladding gives the building an individuality, makes it stand out among greenery. The cottage has become an accent point on the site.

stone facade cladding

Using traditional elite material, architects managed to circumvent the classic features in the appearance of the building. This was made possible due to minimalist forms, straightforwardness and unusual appearance of the cladding itself. Instead of the classic massive slabs or tiles, the facade used a shallow mosaic cladding of a rectangular shape.


Finishing the facade of a house under a stone is practical:

  • the surface is unpretentious in maintenance;
  • will last more than a hundred years;
  • protects walls from external factors.
stone wall facade

House with stone walls looks expensive, massive and respectable – choice of connoisseurs of luxury, those who stop at the best of the best.

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Stone advantage in finishing the house in that it increases the energy efficiency of buildings. Such a surface is harmless to residents and the environment, withstands moisture differences, heat and frost. It is a wear-resistant material that can withstand extreme conditions. It is resistant to rodents and insects.


Stone has become one of the basic materials used in modern design and architecture. It blends perfectly with trendy minimalist elements, places emphasis on certain areas, highlights them.

modern stone facade

Finishing the facade of a house under a stone looks stylish and expensive along with modern glazing systems, including panoramic windows on the floor. The building is faced with light gray and light brown stone – these tones are in harmony with glass, aluminum structures in the windows. This natural material also looks attractive next to plain wooden, metal, reinforced concrete surfaces.

stone facade for houses exterior

Due to the fact that the finish creates the necessary accents, the rest of the surfaces can simply be done in a plain white or pastel color. Architects adhered to this technique when designing a Belgian hi-tech house. White tone has become the main one in interior design. For contrast, solid black elements are provided here – niches, parts of walls, furniture, doors and window frames.

outdoor stone facade

Finishing a stone facade in a minimalist style is a fashionable and practical element in the construction of a cottage. This cladding looks self-sufficient, therefore, does not require additional decor. With the correct implementation and selection of material, a house with stone walls looks futuristic and solid. Here, emphasis is placed on environmental friendliness, reliability, prestige and high cost – one of the main criteria of modern luxury housing.

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Architects GRAUX & BAEYENS Architecten
Area173.0 m2
Photo Luc RoymansDennis Desmet