A portico is a covered entry-like porch that is supported by columns. It may be square or rectangular for a modern yet dramatic look, or circular for a grand regal entrance. A portico changes the look of the entire house. We have created porticos for projects of all sizes – from massive columns on institutional projects to delicate entryways in smaller homes. Shown here is a custom limestone pediment that we created for 62 Westwood Ln in Richmond Hill.
A pediment sits on top of the portico to enhance the entrance. It can be smooth or filled with unique design detail, and have teeth like in our project shown here for a personal and stunning effect. Shown here is a custom pediment that we created as part of a complete limestone exterior for our client on 51 Elgin Street in Thornhill.
Posts are a way of marking an area such as a driveway or entryway. Gate posts can be highly ornate and individualistic. Post caps that sit on top of the post can be created in any shape and size to give a truly personal, creative and artistic feel to your driveway that will be perfectly “you”. We have created posts and post caps with custom engraved spheres, cones, moldings and modern artistic shapes to turn our clients’ unique designs into reality. Shown here are posts that we created as part of a complete limestone exterior for our client on Ida Street in Thornhill
Capital has a dual purpose of being a decorative crown for a column, pier, anta, pilaster, or post and providing structural support for the arch above. We have created capitals in classical architectural styles (Tuscan, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Composite), Islamic styles, Romanesque cubiform (cushion) capitals, English Gothic foliated capitals and modern sleek capitals with smooth clean lines. We can create the capitals to be as unique, ornate and stylish as you wish. Shown here are ornate Corinthian capitals that we created for a private estate in in North York.
Arches and archways are architectural wonders for your home. Whether it is an arched portico, entryway, window surround or a garage surround, arches will make a big impact on the appearance and atmosphere of your home. We have created soft segmented arches, elliptical arches, corbel arches, Gothic arches, half circle arches, bell curve arches, Tudor arches and a multitude of custom shape arches with moldings and engraving that meet our clients’ design goals. Shown here are arches that we created as part of a complete limestone exterior for 25 Laureleaf Rd in Thornhill.
A keystone or capstone is a wedge-shaped stone placed at the apex of an arch (entryway, window or garage) to lock all of the stones into position allowing the arch to bear weight. We have created keystones in custom shapes and unique designs for both custom homes and subdivisions from precast (Arriscraft stone) and natural limestone. Shown here are some of the examples of the keystones that we have made for our clients.
Stone balconies offer the quaint fun of an outdoor space with an elegant feel. It’s a private area to watch the sunrise and sunset, a place to enjoy your morning coffee or nightcap. We love creating custom balconies because they beauty, fun and function to your home, and there’s no limit to what we can do – straight, curved, multilevel, modern or ornate – come to us with your design ideas and we will turn them into reality that is structurally safe and sound. Shown here is a balcony that we created as part of a complete limestone exterior for 10 Hillavon Dr in Etobicoke.
Display your home address proudly with a custom address sign made of natural limestone or precast (Arriscraft stone). We deeply carve the address into the stone and color it with black enamel. The stone can be made to stand alone in your yard or landscape bed, or can be installed into the house (whether it is part of a complete limestone exterior or into brick/stone wall or column). They can be used indoors or outdoors. Shown here is an integrated address panel that we created as part of a complete limestone exterior for 196 Fenn Ave in North York.
Every owner of a residence or business must display the civic address number so it is clearly visible from the main roadway. We create civic numbers for home owners, businesses, custom home builders and subdivision developers in any shapes and sizes, and we make them from both natural limestone and precast (Arriscraft stone). Shown here are civic numbers that we supplied to a masonry client for a new subdivision in Kleinberg by Mattamy Homes.
Limestone wall panels provide the highest level of durability and aesthetic appeal along with unparalleled insulation and soundproofing when compared to any other building material. Although the most common size of wall panels is 8” by 24”, there is no size limit for wall panels which opens limitless design possibilities – something that is impossible to achieve with other building materials. The home must have the right foundation in order to support natural stone wall panels as they are heavier than brick or precast. Shown here is a custom decorated wall panel that we created as part of a complete limestone exterior for our client on 10 Hillavon Dr in Etobicoke
Brackets serve a decorative function while supporting windowsills, ledges, balconies, mantels, parapets, eaves and arches. They can be carved and molded in any architectural style (neoclassical, Gothic, Art Nouveau) to match existing detailing or create new unique designs to enhance the look of a house or a building. A corbel is a type of bracket that is made to carry weight. Whatever design you can image, sketch or draw, we can make it. Shown here is a custom bracket that we created as part of a complete limestone exterior for our client on 10 Hillavon Dr in Etobicoke
A window sill, also known as a window ledge or window bottom on the outside of the home, is important to the design and functionality of the window. Sills help eliminate flexing to support the window, provide a barrier for thermal insulation, protect the wall and lead water away from the building when it rains, and also serve a decorative function. It is important to use limestone for your sills as limestone is resistant to weathering and freeze thaw, and will last forever. We will create custom sills to ensure a perfect fit for your windows. Shown here is a window sill that we created and installed for our client on 10 Piccadilly Pl in Brampton
Columns add graceful elegance or visual power to an entrance while serving a critical structural role of supporting the front porch or the roof. These upright pillars are essential elements of architectural design to grace the front entrance and create a distinctive architectural style. We have produced columns as wide of 18” in diameter and 115” tall, round or fluted for traditional and transitional projects, and square for contemporary homes with custom engraving or molding for an unforgettable visual effect. Shown here are stunning columns as part of a complete limestone portico that we created for 15 Purling Place in North York.
Indiana Limestone is named America’s national building stone and was used to build the most prominent national architectural structures. Using limestone in your build – whether it is a commercial or an institutional project – makes a statement of confidence in the stability of the institution and promotes trust. “We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us” was famously said by Winston Churchill. Whether you are a business owner looking for signage to attract and keep your clients, or an institutional builder looking for the perfect material to bring your design goals (whether modern or old world) to life with elegance and timelessness, choosing limestone and Deleese Stone to shape it is the one decision you can feel confident about. Shown are limestone wall panels for our CIBC headquarters project
We create unbelievably beautiful balustrades – the overall system of railings and balusters (sometimes called spindles) – including newels, steps and banisters that can be installed inside or outside of the house, on a balcony, as decorative siding on a bridge, around a fountain, a pool, a backyard or a spa. Limestone balustrades with custom balusters are elegant while serving an important function of creating a safe and stable way to move between elevations. Shown here is a staircase that we created as part of a complete limestone exterior for our client on 26 Ivor Road in North York.
Quoins accent the corners of your house adding elegance to the overall look of your home. They can be installed either during the initial construction phase or added afterwards. Cornices act as a “frame” to your walls, creating visual cues as to the boundaries of the surface and bringing out other architectural features such as trim and decorative accents. Both of these decorative elements make a significant change in the appearance of a home, making them sone of the simplest and most cost-effective exterior renovations available. Shown here are quoins that we created for our client on 6 Glen Rush Blvd in North York.
Whether it is for your home or cottage, we can create unique elements that will turn your property into an oasis for your family and friends to enjoy. From pool coping to custom engraved fire pit surrounds, bring your ideas to us for execution. Shown here is a custom engraved firepit surround that we created for a client’s cottage in Muskoka.
Limestone has an incredible ability to shape-shift. Anything imaginable – from massive columns to intricate details of a statue – can be created from limestone. It can be used in its raw form or polished for a sleeker effect. From stone relief art, address signs, custom post caps, custom planters, fountains and any kinds of moldings and engravings, we can turn your sketch into reality in stone.
Surrounds hold the window frame in place, protect from water penetration and serve a decorative function. Our custom cut surrounds will perfectly fit any size and architectural style that you desire. Limestone is resistant to weathering and freeze thaw which will offer incredible longevity to all areas where it is used. Shown here are surrounds that we created for our client on 168 Coldstream Ave in Toronto
We can create custom limestone fireplace mantels and surrounds in any style from exquisite old world to sleek and modern that will transform your home into a timeless backdrop for family and friend gatherings for years to come. Shown here is a custom fireplace mantel that we created for our showroom.
A chimney cap sits at the top of your chimney to keep rain out of your chimney. It is important for the chimney cap to be resistant to water and freeze thaw, and limestone is the perfect material for the job. Shown here is a chimney cap on our client’s house on Ida Street in Thornhill.
Masonries and subdivision builders including Mattamy Homes and Andrin Homes rely on us to supply them with high quality flawlessly cut Arriscraft products in any quantity on demand, on time, and on budget. Contact us today to discuss how we can become a trusted supplier for your subdivision builds.