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Cultured Stone by Boral has added final flourish to the façade of a luxury home in the high-end Adelaide suburb of Glenelg South.

The stunning 400-square-metre home was designed by renowned designer Clint Girardi of Girardi Design and built by boutique custom builder Camporeale Klemm Built (CK Built). Located just a short walk to the popular Jetty Road and down the road from the beach, the home beautifully combines contemporary and classic design.

To meet the brief, designer Carmel Siciliano used a combination of modern, natural materials for the façade and lots of glass to let the light in. Cultured Stone was applied to the main blade of the building and extended into the interior entrance foyer, bringing texture and character to the space.

“Cultured Stone has the classic stone look we were seeking for the project’s exterior and perfectly complemented the white render and timber. It was used alongside concrete-look flooring in the interior and brought an element of the outdoors into the home, which the client loved,” said Carmel.

“Veneers are a beautiful and versatile option for residential and commercial construction and finishing, and Cultured Stone is no exception. It is a light, cost-effective option for a creating modern, coastal-inspired stone look that will never go out of style.

“The clients had considered using real sandstone, however the maintenance and general up-keep was likely to prove too taxing for the couple, who work full time and have young children. Cultured Stone has helped them achieve the look they wanted, without the hassle of ongoing maintenance,” said Carmel.

A strong advocate for stone cladding, Carmel has used it extensively to add a timeless and elegant finish to her projects. “It is a truly versatile material that can be used in a range of applications, from fire places to dividing walls to feature walls. I have used it in almost every space imaginable including kitchens, bathrooms, dining areas, cellars, hallways and even garages.”

Stone veneers are a hot trend in hardscape design because the thinner profile creates the look of real stone for a fraction of the cost. They are much lighter than natural stone, which reduces the cost of transport and the need for special footings and support.

“The aesthetic of stone veneers is also improving with advancements in manufacturing. Hand colouring and casting from moulds of real stones delivers a natural looking finish that mimics real stone,” added Carmel.

“Our experience working with PGH Bricks & Pavers was terrific. The product range is strong, striking and versatile, and the service is exceptional. The team has been so accommodating with providing samples for our clients and responding to our questions quickly and professionally.

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