Town and country

First impressions can be lasting impressions. Stutex Stone's Kiwi schist brings character and durability to this country homestead
A photograph of the entrance of a rural architecture, building, cottage, elevation, estate, facade, farmhouse, historic house, home, house, outdoor structure, real estate, residential area, roof, siding, window, wood, black
A photograph of the entrance of a rural house. The house features a traditional stone chimney, wooden cladding and wooden pillars with a stone base.

Creating a defining character for your home is dependent not only on its architectural style, but also on the choice of materials used in its construction.

For the Waikato homestead featured on these pages, a combination of Kiwi schist from Stutex Stone and cedar and plaster cladding was used to create a sense of permanence. The house, designed by Aaron Haddock of Aesthetics Architecture and built by Karl Kampenhout Builders, features Kiwi schist chimneys, walls and columns.


A fireplace with a stone surround. The area fireplace, hearth, wood burning stove, black, gray
A fireplace with a stone surround. The area also features a plant on top of the fireplace, a fire extinguisher and firewood next the fireplace.

Homeowners Jo Brown and Tim Montgomerie say Kiwi schist in the colourway Central Otago was specified as it is consistent with the style of the house and the cedar cladding. It was also a cost-effective alternative to natural stone.

Stutex Stone says the manufactured stone weighs considerably less than natural stone, and can be installed quickly and easily over a pre-sealed exterior or interior substrate. The products are available in a variety of styles and colours, and come with a 30-year warranty.

A photograph of the entrance of a rural architecture, building, cottage, elevation, estate, facade, farmhouse, historic house, home, house, outdoor structure, real estate, residential area, roof, siding, window, wood, black
A photograph of the entrance of a rural house. The house features a traditional stone chimney, wooden cladding and wooden pillars with a stone base.

For details, contact Stutex Stone, 8/6 Westgate Dr, Westgate, Auckland, freephone 0800 788 839 or phone (09) 832 8300. Email: stutexstone@xtra.co.nz. Website: www.stutexstone.co.nz.

May 14, 2004
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