For centuries, nobility have been using Cantera stone in their residences–palaces, chateaus, castles and mansions the world over. But it’s no longer reserved for nobility – anyone can add this time-tested natural stone to their home and be included in the class of fine homeownership.

Whether you are building a new home or remodeling, there are limitless applications for Cantera stone. Innovative designs can incorporate this natural stone for interior and exterior application.

Outside, you can create a stunning entrance to your residence with a cantera stone porte-cochère, front door and window surrounds, columns, fountains, or use it as a paving material. In the backyard, cantera stone fireplaces, pool decking, architectural elements such as balls and geometric shapes add a statement of sophistication and “custom”.

Inside, you can use the natural stone for a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, mantle, kitchen hood, column, window trim, wall covering and flooring to name just a few ideas. The sky’s the limit–all you need is an open-minded architect or flamboyant interior decorator and skilled artisans to do the carving and installation.

What is Cantera and where does it come from?

Cantera stone is natural and quarried mainly in Mexico. It is a volcanic, sedimentary stone that was formed millions of years ago. Its beauty lies in the unique no-two-products-are-identical label with varying texture found from quarry to quarry. Colors range from the rarer blacks and browns to the more prolific lighter creams and taupe.

Peruse the photos of our Scottsdale homes for sale at 25727 N. 89th Street in Pinnacle Peak Place and 9820 E. Thompson Peak Pkwy #602 in The Country Club at DC Ranch for examples of architectural stone elements and hand-forged iron applications.

Looking for homes for sale in Scottsdale? Contact me at 480-351-5359 to learn more about our area, and to make an appointment to view properties.

Don Matheson
Realtor | Founder
The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255