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Limestone Design Ideas for Creating the Perfect Outdoor Escape

If you’re looking to create exquisite relaxing outdoor retreats, then check out the below ideas and pictures of artfully incorporated limestone architectural elements in landscapes. These elements can be used to cozy entertaining spaces or as accents for your patios, gardens, terraces, backyards, front yards and courtyards.

Limestone is a sedimentary rock that is very long lasting, durable and withstands extreme weather climates with minimum maintenance. It can give off both a modern and old world look making it practical and aesthetically beautiful for different styles of outdoor spaces.

Limestone Fire Features

Fire is humanity’s oldest primal attraction. Whether you visualize a quiet evening with a glass of wine and a view or entertaining guests, integrating a fire pit or outdoor fireplace is the way to go. It makes for a stunning focal point and destination luring your guests outside and keeping them entertained around it.

Limestone Fire pits

Bring a more practical elegant campfire into your very own backyard with a limestone fire pit. It can be used as a gorgeous spatial divider for large spaces providing the perfect intimate ambiance for family and friends’ gatherings. With thick surroundings, you’re able to place your drinks or put your feet up. Place a wood plank on top and it multi-functions as a gorgeous outdoor coffee table.

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Round reclaimed limestone gas fire pit filled with Basalt Cobble Stone
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Rectangular rustic limestone trough gas fire pit filled with wood
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Reclaimed rectangular limestone gas burning fire pit filled with glass

Outdoor Limestone Fireplaces

A limestone fireplace is the centerpiece of any room and when incorporated outdoors, it moves the warmth and social heart of a home’s living room to the garden and creates a room around itself igniting people’s desire to stay out and warm themselves by the fire.

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Reclaimed hand carved outdoor fireplace mantel
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Reclaimed hand carved limestone fireplace mantel
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Reclaimed limestone hand carved fireplace mantel with overhead mantel

Limestone Water Features

Wall and Pool Limestone Fountains

Nothing is more soothing than the sound of water and it’s a plus that it masks street noise! Pool and wall fountains come in so many styles allowing you to bring in the charm of different cities and eras into your garden whether Provincial, Tuscan, Arabesque or Rustic to name a few.

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Tuscan Style reclaimed hand carved limestone pool fountain
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French Country Style 3 Tier reclaimed hand carved limestone pool fountain
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Tuscan Style Reclaimed hand carved limestone wall fountain
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Tuscan Style Reclaimed hand carved limestone wall fountain with lion head

Limestone Wellheads

Who doesn’t love wishing wells especially when they come in the form of antique hand carved limestone! Going back to European folklore, wells were thought to grant you spoken wishes because water is the source of life and so it was believed it was a gift from the Gods. So go ahead and make a wish!

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Reclaimed limestone hand carved wellhead with wrought iron and Barre Blonde limestone flooring
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Reclaimed hand carved limestone wellhead with wrought iron

Outdoor Kitchen with Limestone Elements

Outdoor kitchens are the social hub of the backyard and are meant to be practical so you can enjoy spending time outdoors without dreading it. Add a limestone and brick pizza oven and you’ve got the perfect social instrument for your alfresco kitchen.

Don’t forget to invest in a sink! A reclaimed limestone sink is not only practical but adds an organic minimalist touch.

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Reclaimed Limestone counter tops, cladding and flooring with stainless steel details in a Modern Neolithic Style outdoor kitchen
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Reclaimed limestone flooring, sink, pizza oven and barbecue in a Mediterranean style outdoor kitchen
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Tuscan Style outdoor kitchen from reclaimed limestone
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Reclaimed hand carved limestone sink in an outdoor kitchen
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Reclaimed hand carved limestone sink, counter and ice trough in an outdoor kitchen

Reclaimed Limestone Flooring

Outdoor patios expand your home’s living space and increase its resale value and so you would want to incorporate durable and eye-catching material.

Reclaimed limestone flooring, stepping stones and stair steps are slip resistant, need minimal maintenance, withstand extreme climate and heavy use due to their hard molecular structure and are absolutely gorgeous. They are a work of art in themselves with their warm earth tones, striking veins, varying sizes and the possibility of installing them in running bond formation or random ‘Versailles’ patterns.

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Reclaimed limestone Barre Blonde flooring in large tile sizes with a round limestone fire pit in a patio
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Reclaimed Limestone Barre Blonde flooring in a backyard with a limestone pool fountain and Fire pit
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Reclaimed Limestone Barre Blonde flooring on a terrace
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Reclaimed limestone Dalle de Bourgogne flooring
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Reclaimed limestone Dalle de Bourgogne flooring in a garden
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Reclaimed limestone butcher block stair steps with terracotta vase
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Reclaimed limestone butcher block stair steps in a backyard
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Reclaimed limestone stepping stones in a front yard
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Reclaimed Cobble stone in a front yard

If you are looking for something more artistic and vibrant with enduring beauty, then consider antique French colored cement tiles. They are unique, alive with their patterns and color and cannot be replicated.

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Antique French colored cement tiles in a terrace
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Antique French colored cement tiles on a patio

Columns

Columns are an integral part of a pergola and with limestone columns you can match your pergola to your home’s architecture, you can opt for a rustic look using reclaimed limestone or a more classic one using modern finishes.

Rustic limestone columns can even be used for aesthetic decorative purposes within the garden and don’t necessarily need to serve a functionality.

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Hand carved reclaimed limestone columns in a pergola
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Reclaimed limestone columns in a pergola

Limestone Planters, Troughs and Pedestals

Greenery and plants are an integral part of any garden, backyard, front yard or courtyard. Using reclaimed limestone planters, pedestals and troughs adds the charm to your space and accentuates the beauty of your plants.

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Reclaimed hand carved limestone trough in a garden
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Reclaimed hand carved limestone trough in a backyard
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Reclaimed limestone hand carved pedestal in a garden

Limestone Tables and Benches

What is an outdoor space without a proper and inviting seating area? When you opt for natural stone like limestone tables and limestone benches, you are liberating yourself from the hassle of maintenance while adding charisma and intimacy. Stone appeals to the gut and transfers you into nature making you forget you are still in a backyard.

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Hand carved reclaimed outdoor limestone table
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Reclaimed hand carved limestone outdoor table on a terrace
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Reclaimed hand carved limestone benches

Limestone Pool Coping and Surrounding

A swimming pool means you are going to spend a great deal of time outdoors so your pool’s style and personality are key. Using natural limestone coping and flooring for the poolscape spurs superiority and elegance while maintaining a much needed laid back relaxing atmosphere. Their slip-resistant features and earth tone patina are perfect for this setting.

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Reclaimed hand carved limestone pool coping with a limestone wall fountain
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Reclaimed limestone flooring and pool coping inside and outside the pool
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Reclaimed limestone pool coping and stepping stones within a pool
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Dalle de Bourgogne reclaimed limestone flooring as flooring and pool coping

 

 

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