We have submitted our exterior colors to the developer for approval. We used 3 different stone masons, 2 different stones and many bricks to come to the sample board we liked best. Here are the first 2 sample boards. The first is a stone called Halquist Chateau, the second is Bay Harbor Castle Rock installed by a mason who doesn’t do a lot of trimming and is very rustic and irregular.
And here is the one that we chose along with our roof, window trim and siding colors.
It is also Bay Harbor Castle Rock but was installed by our mason in a more trimmed manner similar to the first stone. Bay Harbor stone comes from a quarry in the thumb area of Michigan. The other stone would have had to travel from Wisconsin. So, this is a much “greener” product because 75 tons of stone (150,000 pounds) does not have to travel as far and trucks don’t burn excess fuel to get it here (this also affects the cost to us in a positive way).
In the meantime, our carpenters have had pretty good weather and are working long hours when they can and making nice progress. So far, they have worked about 600 man hours on this project and there is a fair distance yet to go. You can see their progress here.