Santa Barbara Sandstone veneer is the highlight for the exterior of this commercial building.

We supplied two truckloads of 2″ and 4” wide veneer and corners, with chopped front and back face, sawn at 7-1/2” high, with random lengths for this commercial building in Canada. The building is a standout with the large scale use of this warm yet strikingly handsome stone veneer.

Santa Barbara Sandstone is unusual in that it ‘harvested’ as boulders of varying sizes in the Santa Barbara and Montecito areas of California, rather than being cut or extracted from a quarry.  Composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains, most sandstone is composed of quartz and feldspar – two of the most common minerals in the earth’s crust. Like sand, it can be any color, but most commonly comes in tan, brown, yellow, red, gray and white. The Santa Barbara area sits on a geological formation which produces the famous golden or buff colored stone predominantly in boulder form. Santa Barbara Sandstone is famous for texture and workability. For over a century, it has been popular on many prominent public buildings and residences in Southern California and points beyond, such as Canada.

Monarch Stone International offers Santa Barbara Sandstone in several products including hand fabricated ‘Rubble’ and ‘Five Point’ patterns.  Saw cutting and fabrication is available for dimensional pieces such as sills, coping, treads, flooring and full or thin veneers/cladding such as seen on this beautiful building.  Our ability to provide your project with this handsome native California stone, is second to none.