I like it too. And while it wouldn't look right on every style of house, I've always wondered why it isn't used more often. I think the stone veneer near the front that you mentioned will really help break up the industrial look of the steel too.
Have you heard a woodpecker try going at the steel yet? One of the barns at my parents house is a mixture of vertical corrugated steel and every once in a while you can hear a woodpecker try drilling into the steel by mistake. It reverberates so loudly that it reminds me of those old Woody Woodpecker cartoons where he his beak gets all bent up after trying to do the same thing.