Posted 30 December 2011 - 09:09 PM
If you're REALLY GOOD with paint, I'm NOT, you could almost make it look like stonework, at least from afar. For adding walls, like around the garden you mentioned, yes you could use brick, then stucco over the brick, then again paint to look like stonework. You could also build out rounded extensions in front of the two gables in the front to make them look more "tower" shaped. You're right that if you squint at it just right it does kind of have a castle kind of look to it, especially from a distance.
Cheers and Regards