Help me decide on siding

aktillery9August 24, 2014

This is a picture of our elevation. Ignore all the siding you see. Also, we have an 8ft X 42inch mahogany door. It is very simple. We are planning on vinyl windows with a dark bronze exterior finish. We also plan on a metal roof. Probably a medium to darker brown finish as you see in the inspiration photo.
My problem is what to choose for the siding of the house. At first we wanted all stone. As you will see in my inspiration photo. Then I began to think I want to also add some creamy colored stucco or white. I am not sure where to use the stucco and where to use the stone.

It is difficult to tell in the photo the three dimensional aspect of the elevation. The part that is all stone in the photo is the part of the house that sits out the farthest. The rest is recessed, some parts more than others. The far left of the house showing the stone almost up to the roofline is the farthest recessed (not including the farthest to the right, the garage which sits the farthest back.

Ok, hope I have not confused everyone too much.

So, what would you do? Where would you put the white stone vs the white stucco? Would use keep the stucco white or paint it a color? Would you use stucco at all or the stone only and vice versa. I am wide open to any and all ideas. I can't change the elevation plan now as we are already building.

BTW, we live in the Texas hill country (if that helps)

Somewhat inspiration photo


Our Property

Thanks so much in advance!

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Aktillery - Fellow TX Hill Country resident here! Love the property, looks like you have a view of CL maybe?

Your elevation looks like a modern THC house. Love it! I'm partial to all stone if you can afford it but on your elevation I think it might need to be broken up so the house doesn't have a "squatty" appearance. Have you considered Board & Batten rather than stucco? I think it's a nice alternative. I think the placement of stone/siding shown on your elevation looks appropriate.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 11:11AM
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If you are going for a clean modern look, I would stick with a light color to blend with the stone. I love this grey stucco with the stone:

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 11:13AM
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Magdalena, can you tell me where you found those photos?

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 12:06PM
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I searched Houzz using "Cornerstone Architect Exterior." I love their work.

Here is a link that might be useful: Cornerstone Architect Exterior on Houzz

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 12:12PM
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Mag, that's funny I love their designs as well. In what part of the hill country do you live?

Yes that's canyon lake.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 1:31PM
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I'm just down the road from you in SW San Marcos.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 1:38PM
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Small world Mag!!!

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 1:43PM
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