Last year when we were choosing siding for the house and new garage we toyed with the idea of using stone veneer again. I made my own slate veneer for our last two homes but finding a way to use it across the current house was a struggle. I made some very basic mock-ups of what the house would look like with a few different options (don't laugh too hard...I don't have photoshop).
Option 1 - Veneer on exposed foundation
Option 2 - Stone veneer up to the windows on the front.