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Helping You Make Your Dream Home a Reality

March 07, 2012_ in Architecture . 0 Comments.

If you are looking for a truly unique and personalized home we can help you make your dream home a reality. We believe that your home should be a reflection of your tastes and your style, and we want to help you create your vision. Our skilled design staff and experienced sculptors can create nearly anything for you from natural stone.

Don't just build a home, build a legacy. The saying "A man's home is his castle" took on a literal meaning for one of our clients! Avid lovers of Gothic Architecture and style, they wanted to create a home that truly personified the style of the historic period they loved so much. They wanted to transform their home into a castle. When we first spoke to them they were looking to have a staircase designed for them, but the more we discussed the project with them we realized how deep their passion was for the look they wanted to achieve, and we came up with a plan to help them make their dream home a reality. Before they spoke with us, they didn't think it would be possible for their home to undergo the transformation that it did.

Our design team worked closely with the clients to choose traditional Gothic Architectural elements that really gave their home the look and feel of a Medieval castle. Our expert artisan sculptors carved intricately detailed family crests, gargoyles, a magnificent fireplace with a Medieval jousting scene on it, entryways, quatrefoil windows, and arched window surrounds that along with rock faced stone cladding transformed their home into a work of art and a castle.

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Before the remodeling project, the only element of their home that resembled a castle was the tower, and it had some issues with the installation of the faux stone veneer cladding that it was covered with.

Another before shot of the house.

The end result was quite a remarkable transformation! On the exterior we added rock face granite veneer, a new entry way capped off by a large arch adorned with a family crest, new window and door surrounds all around, gargoyles and other unique carved stone accents, and we gave the garage a cathedral like look by increasing the size of the gables to accommodate 2 large arched windows with balconies and replaced the aluminum garage doors with large wooden doors. 

The Tower and front of the home after the remodel.

Here's the garage after

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Granite Entryway with family crestGranite Entryway with family crest

Here's the happy owners in period dress standing in front of the impressive arched entry way with a large family crest and carved knights standing guard by the door.

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Increasing the size of the gables above the garage and adding these granite arched window surrounds and balconies made a major difference in making this wing of the house look more like a castle and less like a garage.

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One of the most impressive additions to the home was this magnificent black limestone fireplace that looks fit for a king! Our artisan sculptors carved an incredible jousting scene that wraps around the entire front of the fireplace, and they even carved the owners riding on horseback in the scene! A truly unique custom masterpiece. 

A close up look at the intricately carved crest above the fireplace. standing-at-staircase

This unique half staircase with twisting rails was a design challenge but a great addition to the interior as well. The end result was a truly unique home that met every one of the client's expectations and really did transform their home into a dream home. Don't just take our word for it though, you can read the client's testimonial below:

Dear Rob, Kris and I felt that we should write you a note to thank you and your team at Carved Stone Creations for the marvelous job you folks did on turning our house into our castle. Before we found you, we didn't think it would be possible to create the dream we had about what we wanted our home to look like. Your expertise in what types of stone were available and in how to get that stone carved and installed was awesome. The more we worked with you and Wes, the more things we found that we could actually do. The drawings that you would make up gave us plenty of ideas and the way that the stone was actually carved was amazing. We would never have thought that we could get our stone mantel of our fireplace carved with extremely realistic representations of a Medieval Joust and even Kris herself on her horse! The time it took to get the stone and get it carved was always shorter than one would have thought, so the production schedule was always on time. Also, no matter how intricate and complicated the stone pieces might be, the installation always fit and always was done very first class. We would highly recommend Carved Stone Creations to anyone who is looking to make their home more distinctive and wants to create a lasting masterpiece. - Terry & Kris

We couldn't be happier that we met and exceeded the expectations of our client and we strive to do that for everyone we do business with. The unique nature of our business and our capabilities from a sourcing, manufacturing, and installation standpoint have positioned us as a business that can deliver one of a kind, personalized products and services that many others cannot offer.

A person's home is an emotional investment, and we cater to the home owner's desires. We are in the business of making dreams come true. Contact us to see what we can do for you. Carved Stone Creations is located in Kaukauna, WI and we are a reasonable drive away from many Midwest metro areas including Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Grand Rapids, Ann Arbor, Traverse City, Davenport, Des Moines, St. Louis, Kansas City, Cincinnati, Columbus, etc.

Visit our showroom to see first hand what we can design for you. Our convenient centralized location also means we can bring all of the tools and heavy equipment we need to tackle any installation job. We design and install many types of architectural stonework including fireplaces, staircases, fountains, exterior stone veneer, window and door surrounds, fountains, statues, and much more! Outside of the Midwest? We can install there too. We have done work from New York to Florida to California as well.

 

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