I am contemplating a new build here, it will be relatively free as a I will be getting everything from the beach or roadside! It's only the hearth bricks and I still have about 30 of them in France. The house is going on the market in the spring and I wondered if it would be a little bit of a wow in the yard. ( English house only has a minute back garden! ) it will be more on the lines of yours Doug . As I don't want to frighten perspective purchasers off!