Santa Barbara Sandstone and French Limestone Create an Inviting Fire Pit Entertainment Area

For over a century, Santa Barbara Sandstone has been popular on many prominent public buildings and residences in Southern California. Santa Barbara Sandstone is unique and beautiful sandstone indigenous to Santa Barbara, Montecito and nearby areas in California. This location sits on a geological formation which produces the famous golden or buff colored stone. Santa Barbara Sandstone in its natural state is harvested as boulders and famous for texture and masons enjoy its work-ability.

Monarch Stone International  had previously supplied and installed Santa Barbara Sandstone and French limestone for this stunning home overlooking the ocean in California, 18 years ago. The new owners requested us to once again supply and install both Santa Barbara Sandstone and French Limestone for the upgrade to outdoor entertainment area.

Fire pit and entertainment areas that include stone, invoke a feeling of warmth and connection with nature. The invitation to come, sit and stay a while, is easily conveyed  by the use of natural materials. This was achieved by the design and choice to fabricate all bench components in Santa Barbara Sandstone with a honed finish, providing an attractive contrast to the split face sandstone veneer.

The natural stone design continued with French limestone flooring in “Massangis” as well as French limestone fire pit coping “Buxy Jaune” in  a 4” thickness to match the pre-existing pool coping. A successful result to this beautiful homes backyard landscape.

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