12/20/16
One of the first Castle Gray home sightings

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Don Mills Builders is wrapping up a new home that will soon be someone’s castle in Oak Ridge, NC. It’s one of the first homes to be built using the new Castle Gray Oversized brick.

This rustic looking brick has plenty of character as the light hits this home throughout the day.

The house is part of the new Knights Landing development in Stokesdale, NC.

Castle Gray makes it worthy of its name, as you could imagine this brick being reclaimed from an old world manor. But in the Don Mills example, the masonry is also precise with unique features on window sills and overhead “Jack Arch” soldier courses that alternate raised and lowered brick, giving the home’s façade some nice depth.

Don Mills, owner of Don Mills Builders, has been building custom and spec homes for over 27 years and he takes  pride in covering a wide range of styles and price points to meet the needs of first-time home buyers and empty nesters, alike. Mills puts a lot of emphasis on energy efficiency in his product. Which is one reason why he primarily uses brick.

Working with Fred’s Masonry, Mills specified gray mortar to go with the Castle Gray Oversized brick and it’s proven to be a great paring.

Large double doors of oak on a spacious front porch suggest a castle entry. In the back, there’s an elevated porch and deck, both supported by Castle Gray columns. Black shutters contrast nicely with the masonry.

Expect to see more Castle Gray, coming to a neighborhood near you. Visit our Pinterest page to see even more!