Purists who want to use real stone in their construction instead of the new manufactured stones often turn to limestone to meet their needs. Limestone is durable and widely found. It comes in a variety of natural colors that can accent the beauty of a home.
Limestone costs more than fabricated stone, but should last hundreds of years, and you can know that you are using the real thing. As for durability, many of the ancient castles of Europe are built of limestone. In fact, the Great Pyramid of Egypt is a limestone structure.