Wednesday, September 24, 2014

100 foot long 4 1/2 foot high free standing stone wall in Montana

4136 sunnyside cemetery road Stevensville, MT 59870 Otherwise known as the Great Wall of Stevi. Eric Kampel built this wall while living there in 2013 and 2014 in his spare time. His sons and him hauled over 20 tons of rock out of the local mountains for the project. Eric also credits Charles Mcraven for getting him started in Stone Masonry, Joe Conatser, for helping him start this wall and teaching him additional techniques, and Thea Alvin, for teaching him the fundamentals of dry stone arches.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Best Rock Steps

Check out my compilation of some of the best stone steps layed by great stone masons around the world.

Simple but elegant home wall and stone steps by Omni Stonework.
A little backyard patio with rock steps from Whistling Dwarf Stonework.
Beautiful curves in these steps from Hammerhead Stoneworks.
These are some heavy duty slabs in these awesome rock steps from Autumn Ridge Stone
Some nice big natural looking stone steps with boulders from Wuerfels.
Nice overall landscaping job embedding some stone stairs by Dana Lund Landscaping.
These are some big chunks of stone used by Robinsons Landscaping as well for their rock steps.
Very elegant stone steps from Kim Harwood Stoneworks.
Nice round steps from Frese Ornamental Nursery.
I love parts of the the stone wall left of the rock steps by Farnsworth Landscaping.
More solid stairs and rock walls by Sugarledge Stone Quarry.
Wow. That bottom step is a massive stone in these rock steps by Paul Massad Landscaping.
Beautiful all around landscaping design with flowers, stone wall and rock steps by Timber Ridge Landscaping.
The river rocks surrounding these big slab stone stairs makes them look awesome from Breck Outdoors.
Beautiful colored rock used on these stone steps from Gorrell Landscaping.
The stone wall really accents these steps well.
Great rock steps for this remote cabin by Rasset Landscaping.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Best Stone Moongates

Moongates and arches built from stone are amazing and beautiful structures. They are incredibly strong as the Romans proved. Here are some exquisite stone moongates from around the world.

What a courtyard and moongate by Chuck Eblacker.
What an amazing house entrance moongate by Jan Panther Guest.
A beautiful garden stone moongate by Magma Design Group.
Old moongate in Bermuda.
Absolutely stunning Garden Hill Acres Moongate in Canada.
Moongate built by the DSWA in Scotland.
Indoor moongate in the Hutong restaurant in Hong Kong.
I love the doors on this moongate by Chuck in Idaho.

Thin rock moongate at Ballymore Gardens in Ireland.
Moon Gate at MacCallum More Museum and Gardens in Chase City, Virginia.
And of course some of Thea Alvins moongates.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Old Yankee Stone Wall and Steps

Here is a great example of stone steps integrated into a stone wall by Old Yankee. Beautiful work.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Unique Stone Homes

#1 This stone house in Spain consists of a roof, windows, door, and chimney between 2 large boulders. You won't get more stone in your home than this one.
#2 This beautiful stone house in Stevensville, MT was built by Peggy Steffes, an incredible stone mason. There are several arches in this home with a full arched entryway where 4 arches come together.
#3 This rock home in Spain is nestled in the country and made completely of stone, even the roof.
#4 Nice little stone cottage in Michigan.
#5 This was a cool stone house we came across in Buenos Aires.
#6 Rocky Retreat Villa in Mykonos, Greece is a holiday home that offers 2 private pools. The architecture of the Rocky Retreat Villa is built with a collection of stones which makes it look very unique.
#7 Baha Stone Tower House This unique rock house is old school.
#8 Stone Tower House in Georgia We are not sure whether this was built or just an architect rendering, but needless to say, super cool rock house with many windows.
#9 Beautiful granite house in Washington.
#10 Maplehurst Mansion
#11 Tor House
#12 Prospect Tower Approached down an avenue of walnut trees, Prospect Tower sits at the edge of Belmont Park and has glorious views from the upstairs lounge. Accommodation is simple but elegant - a bedroom on the ground floor with shower room, and a lounge above with small adjoining kitchen, joined by a spiral staircase. An open log fire makes this an ideal retreat, perfect for relaxing after a healthy walk through the countryside.