After 10 years of importing the finest antique reclaimed granite cobblestone and sandstone cobblestone from Europe, Monarch Stone International announces a second website dedicated to the Historic European Cobblestone® collection!
Many of the stones at the famous 5,000-year-old attraction came from a site 160 miles away
“A design is only as good as its installation,” words which carry much significance are proven when comparing projects which use beautiful stone materials, and a great design, but do not follow industry standards or take the time and effort to do an excellent installation job.
Landscape designer and PBS horticultural guru Michael Weishan, recently wrote about three “master-class” historic gardens, for Old House OnLine. His top three choices: The Getty Villa, Malibu CA., historic Williamsburg, and Dumbarton Oaks near D.C.
Consider the benefits of permeable pavers and permeable hardscape in residential design and incorporate where ever possible. What could be more positive than the results attained from a well planned exterior space; garden, hardscape, or driveway design that is both beautiful and kind to the environment?
Excited to share project photos from a beautiful Bay Harbor Michigan estate which features our reclaimed granite cobblestone on the driveway and motor court landing. The Landscape Architect, Mike Bush of BushBeagle Designs in Noblesville Indiana, specified authentic reclaimed 5”x 5”
When selecting natural stone for interior or exterior flooring, there are many things to consider. Color options are endless, and sizes as well. Where will it be used – and is it suitable for comfort in the area ie; kitchen, bath, living, bedroom. A big factor in comfort are options with … the finishes. How the stone feels under-foot, and how it performs for the area chosen, is a very important area to consider.
Monarch Stone International has recently joined HOUZZ.com. If you are unfamiliar with HOUZZ, you will quickly learn what an incredible wealth of information it has to offer, a “leading destination site for home design enthusiasts– professionals and homeowners alike.”
April is National Landscape Architecture Month! According to ASLA, landscape architects across the country will host a variety of activities to celebrate the profession and explain how their work contributes to the public’s well-being. This year’s theme provides many events that will demonstrate how green design can encourage healthy living.Monarch Stone International is passionate about sustainable, enduring, natural stone which is frequently incorporated into designs created by landscape architects for garden, vehicular, and pedestrian areas. We have covered everything from reclaimed/recycled antique cobblestone, to green homes, and the importance of permeable hardscape surfaces. Check out all our posts under the category, Green-Sustainable.
Stone flooring has become increasingly popular and accessible over the years. Extremely common-place in commercial/retail settings, and highly regarded for its beauty and durability in the residential market. The long term value and appeal of natural stone is irresistible. But as amazing as natural stone flooring is to look at, the steps involved in its fabrication are even more impressive.