Stone wall installed-not happy-need advice
Hello, new poster here, looking a for a little advice please. We are undergoing a remodel of our (new to us) 1960s ranch. Part of the remodel was to extend the front landing step under the large roof overhang to create a covered space--it's about 35 feet long (architect designed this). We decided to use blue stone to cover the surface area. The riser is Old Moss (Thin) stone. The contractor had his mason do the work. He is supposed to have lots of experience doing this type of project.
When I got home at the end of the day I saw that the wall was mostly finished other than an area that appeared to be missing the stone. As I walked closer I realized there was, in fact, stone there but they chose to use a course of the very darkest stone together. It doesn't look right to me--looks like a black hole. Unfortunately, they placed this directly in front of the front door, which will be the focal point of the house. My eye is drawn right to it.
Should this be corrected? Can it be corrected? I thought we could place a step in front of it but the general contractor said there is not enough height, they were just planning to backfill and grade. DH suggested grading it high enough to cover the dark area, but that covers over a third of a fairly expensive stone wall. Any suggestions? Do we just need to live with this? Thanks for any advice, and Happy Thanksgiving!