driveway ideas for stone house?
I'm new here... just joined today. I've been on this site for HOURS already!!!
BKGRD: We live in an old stone house (1854) with rustic charm. It's a story and a half, flat fronted --- centre door, window to either side, three windows above. It was one of the first homes built in our small Ontario, Canada town. It was built from a mixture of cut limestone and granite fieldstone by a Scottish immigrant. It sits practically on the sidewalk on our town's main street, maintaining its European feel.
QUESTION: We want to replace our shabby, sparcely-gravelled driveway with --- ???. What goes best with real stone? Fortunately, the house didn't cost us much and it is now paid off, so we're not too restricted by budget (within reason). We were thinking about cobbles, but is that too much stone against stone? We don't really care for stamped concrete or asphalt. We're worried that manufactured cobbled pavers would look fake next to the real stone, but we did see some nice Unilock cobbles installed at an old wood-sided house that looked pretty good (Courtstone?). We don't mind the look of gravel, but it adds a lot of weight to the shovel come winter!
Your ideas would be greatly appreciated! Oh, btw, the driveway will lead under a carport that will double as a covered entertainment area (cars moved out) that connects to our patio.