Friday, June 17, 2011

One of our summer projects 2011

Well it took a while to get started due to the wet rainy spring and a needlessly drawn out permit process, but we are on our way to building a new outdoor environment for a lovely family in San Rafael.

Here are a few progression shots.

Starting with a detail from the plans :
From Oranje project


Before shots
The existing pink flagstone patio was cracking apart - it had to go. It was becoming a safety hazard and pretty unsightly. Fortunately we were able to save a lot of the flagstone and offer it for a discounted sale through American Soil and Stone in San Rafael. Someone got a great deal !
From Oranje project


location of the new fireplace
From Oranje project


From Oranje project


We took off the pink flagstone on this round patio and resurfaced it , so it will match the rest of the new stone
From Oranje project


Building shots
The new resurfaced round stone patio
From Oranje project


laying out the steel
From Oranje project


The block work and new stone work
From Oranje project


detail of stone
From Oranje project


From Oranje project

3 comments:

Michael said...

Nice design. Looks like they have kids and like to entertain, so this will be a wonderful investment for them to enjoy for years. Break a leg!

Gardener in the Distance said...

The site here in San Rafael has a marvellous backdrop, Michelle...did it influence your design? I especially like your well-cut stone - there's nothing like it that combines wild earth with human order.

compost in my shoe said...

Can't wait to see the finished design!