Santa Barbara Sandstone Projects
Santa Barbara Sandstone is a unique and beautiful sandstone indigenous to the Santa Barbara area in Southern California. Also known as Montecito stone, this area sits on a geological formation which produces this famous golden or buff colored stone. Santa Barbara stone is harvested as boulders, unlike most stone which is ‘quarried’. For over a century, it has been popular on many prominent public buildings and residences in the region. Santa Barbara Sandstone is famous for its texture and work-ability, easily hand-split by masons to expose the warm golden color and then hand trimmed to produce the variety of patterns available. Boulders are hand-cut with the mason in mind; you will find our products require very little trimming for custom veneer applications.
Santa Barbara Sandstone – A Reminder of the Past
In a world filled with asphalt and concrete, Santa Barbara Sandstone is a visual and tactile reminder of earlier days, when we were more closely connected to the earth.