These Numbers Rock

Making an address monument using a rock or boulder from your site is unique and grabs attention. Terri in Texas did just that and is delighted with the results.

Matte Black SoCal Numbers '1031' Installed on a boulder near a driveway, Modern House Numbers

Terri says that her new numbers are "...the perfect blend of contemporary and TX Hill Country with SoCal font on a limestone boulder found on our property. It's a great first impression for our prairie-style house and the 12" numbers are easy to see."

 "We absolutely love our Modern House Numbers!"

Terri hits all our top tips for installing on a boulder:

  • Install on a flat smooth surface
  • Use a specialty drill bit and hammer drill 
  • Choose a finish that creates contrast against the stone
  • Choose a size that helps boost visibility
  • Choose a font that expresses your style

Installing on hard and uneven surfaces does require a bit of extra planning and patience. If you're unsure, your contractor can lend a hand. You can have fantastic results like Terri, and a address monument that is all your own!

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rick mclain, author

Rick is a licensed architect at Repp McLain Design & Construction. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Arizona and an MS from the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When he’s not designing and fabricating he enjoys spending time with Brandy, Jack, Avery & Taylor and restoring his grandfather’s Ford pickup truck. Learn more about Rick on LinkedIn.

You can learn more about Rick on the Repp McLain Website, on LinkedIn, at the AIA Website, or on Facebook.