A landscape may require stairs, a dry stone retaining wall, an arch, a dry stone fence, or any number of other stone elements to solve an existing transition. Each site is unique to the landscape, design parameters, materials, and budget.
|In this simple transition it is fairly obvious that we needed a retaining wall to hold back soil as well as creating a clean boundary between the driveway and the landscape.|
|We built a 4' tall by 60' long dry stone retaining wall using a Montana Slate, and cleaned up the hillside of blackberries. The cedar was critically damaged by previous excavators.|
|The large boulder is Olivine and the low dry stone retaining wall is Montana Slate.|
|Here our dry stone retaining wall turned into stairs to provide a transition between the patio area and the upper gardens|
Transitional elements in the landscape can function in a multitude of ways...
-They can provide emphasis & contrast between spaces....
|In these cases between the driveway and the entrance .|
|This 11' tall Inukshuk weighs 18 tons. My friend Cameron Scott and I built this for the Seattle Flower and Garden Show in 2008. People flocked here to have their pictures taken in front of it.|
|This large piece of granite we used for a wall end was a great detail for the stairs, landing and bench.|
|This is a dry stone fence I rebuilt in Shaker Village Kentucky . I loved how the small lunky detail allowed for animals and water to pass through, as well as accommodate the roots of the tree.|