This is an addition matching the Squared Fieldstone on the existing house on a family farm in the Goldstone ON area. It was very important to the homeowner that everything tied together well and didn’t take away from the original home. When he planted his orchard, he planted many old time varieties that many of us have probably never heard of. One of the old varieties was a kind of apple that Mr. Wagler grew up eating in his parents’ orchard as a child.

Notice that the joint between the old and new stonework is 3 inches to the left of the eaves trough (gutter) down spout. Mr. Wagler says that the person in charge of the installing of the down spout should have placed it 4 1/2″ to the left, and totally camouflaged the joint. Many years earlier, a hurricane went through and washed the mortar out of the south wall. Back then they patched the mortar joints quickly and roughly as the desire was to stabilize the wall quickly, and little care was taken to keep the beautiful stonework neat and clean. This was so sad. When Mr. Wagler came on site to match the stone on the existing house with new stone, he was informed of the farm owner’s plans to neaten up the mortar on the existing wall in the near future, so the new stone was laid to match so that when that work gets done, the stone will match perfectly.

We built two sets of three matching Squared Fieldstone pillars at the lane entrance.Even though they were new, they were built to match the house and look like they were original. Notice the hand made rustic and old looking Granite caps.

This fireplace was a very tight fit. There was barely enough room to squeeze it into such a small area, however by doing a 30 degree angle, we were able to grow it to become that little bit wider and make it look better. We used matching squared fieldstone to fit with the stone outside, but used lower heights to be appropriate with the small size of the fireplace. The arch and keystone are set ahead of the rest of the stonework. Notice that the steel grills were replaced with four narrow strips of fieldstone for the hot and cold air vents, which looks much more pleasing.

On this project, the Squared Fieldstone was layed in rows to match the existing house.

This is a different house. Can you find the splice between the old and new? It’s blending quite well.

This Squared Fieldstone fireplace has stained, leaded glass at the back of the indents above the hand hewn wooden sheves.The hearth is Colonial Classic Flagstone. The center of this hearth flared out to the area of the firebox being 1 ft. wider than the ends.

New additions can be made to look original and blend very well.

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