The Kentucky house, known as Chateau Mon Reve, covers over 15,000 sq. ft. making it one of Reading Rock’s largest residential projects. For this job, the homeowner wanted products traditionally supplied for a commercial building rather than a residential home. Additionally, this was a very detailed home that required many products from both the Architectural Masonry Veneer Series (AMV) and RockCast Custom Cast Stone Series. These products require two different production methods and consistency in color needed to be achieved to provide the house with a professional and consistent look.
Having numerous internal product experts, Reading Rock was able to excel in the transition between the more common commercial job and residential construction. A Reading Rock engineer took a hands-on approach and worked at the construction site to oversee project development and to ensure that a first-class job was achieved. For instance, the balusters were made in custom molds to eliminate seams, and a non-traditional railing was created allowing the balusters to be manufactured at a uniform height.
Reading Rock is a national leader in innovative color blending and was able to provide a seamless color transition between the veneer and cast stone products. Being able to provide this transition between product lines opened the door to unlimited design flexibility.
Using RockCast’s durable and sophisticated RockCast Slate color proved to be a more affordable option than limestone, but also gave the house a refined limestone look and feel. It is obvious that there were no restrictions to imagination for this project and that is what makes it so special. Everything from the Roman aqueduct inspired arched wall to the precise finishing touches make this one of the most
talked about homes of the year. The Reading Rock staff worked tirelessly to provide an array of custom, ornamental pieces that the homeowners could be proud of.