Home Built with Indiana Limestone Company Veneers Featured in Kansas City Star's Review of Region's Limestone Architecture

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Company's stone products help realize "contemporary eclectic" design for home spotlighted by newspaper.

(You'll find it) in retaining walls, landscapes, patios, on the inside and outside walls of elegant houses and famous buildings, surrounding swimming pools and fronting fireplaces.

A superb new home spotlighted in a recent Kansas City Star feature displays stone veneer from Indiana Limestone Company inside and out. The Star's review cites limestone in the region’s architectural environment as “more intrinsic to Kansas City than jazz and barbecue.”

The story heralds new construction, with stone from historic quarries in Indiana, the city’s hinterlands and elsewhere in the U.S., as a complement to decades of visually defining limestone use.

“It’s everywhere,” according to author Cynthia Billhartz Gregorian. “In retaining walls, landscapes, patios, on the inside and outside walls of elegant houses and famous buildings, surrounding swimming pools and fronting fireplaces. It’s also sprinkled over the ground as gravel, sculpted into fountains and chiseled into garden benches and statues.”

Featured in the piece is a new home in Leawood, Kansas, which employs stone provided by the Indiana Limestone Company, Bloomington.

“Full-bed depth limestone veneer from Indiana was used on the front and sides of the home,” said T.J. Jackson, director of sales at Sturgis Rock Solid Solutions, Kansas City, Kansas. The back of the house, graced by an outdoor fireplace and four surrounding columns, is constructed with the company’s natural thin veneer.

Indiana limestone is also employed around a backyard pool and in nearly all the rooms inside. The “contemporary eclectic” home was custom-built by B.L. Rieke Homes, Lenexa, Kansas. Fine-grained, color-consistent Indiana limestone is an increasingly popular choice in contemporary residential design.

To see the full story, go to http://www.kansascity.com/living/home-garden/article104464496.html.

For more information on Indiana Limestone Company and its products, visit http://www.indianalimestonecompany.com.

About Indiana Limestone Company
Indiana Limestone Company is unmatched as the premier supplier of Indiana limestone in a range of beautiful and lasting building products. Founded in 1926 (with predecessor firms that had been quarrying limestone since the mid-1800s), ILCO today remains the provider of choice for this internationally renowned natural stone. Throughout an illustrious history in which its stone has made such iconic structures as the Empire State Building, National Cathedral, and the Pentagon, ILCO has reliably provided the highest quality products and services carefully tailored to the needs of the market with an environmental, natural focus.

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