It has been challenging to deal with the weather, but luckily I was able to catch the right amount of sunshine to complete this front entryway today!
From grass to finished stonework, this staircase and pathway was designed to create a proper front entrance to this beautiful ocean front home.
Phase one of this grand project, it has been my honour to build this for a great man.
Until next time!
Kevin with ROCKS + STONES
This grand stone staircase built in the Highlands of greater Victoria, Vancouver Island was the highlight of this past season for me. As the main entryway of the property it had to be both beautiful and highly functional. Here’s the before and after pictures:
It was my honour to receive this testimonial from my clients:
“We were both very pleased with the high level of expertise and work ethic that Kevin brought to the project. He did a terrific job laying out what the project entailed and what any anticipated concerns might be. He always kept us up to date and completed each phase as he described.
We live on an acreage outside the city so creating a lighting plan that was both visually pleasing and functional was a key component for us. Kevin was very accommodating and most helpful as we tried various lighting solutions to complete the project.
We love the finished look of our rock stairs and the aesthetic choices that he brought to the job.
Darren and Rosemary McGrath
As well as these two new photos showing off the lighting that we designed together:
It is always the most rewarding part of a job to get positive feedback from happy customers, and I’m looking forward to keeping in touch to see this project as it ages through the seasons.
Until next time,
Kevin with ROCKS + STONES masonry
A group of three classic jointed columns were built to light the way down a staircase to the water from this gorgeous View Royal, Victoria BC home. These blasted rock columns incorporate very sleek L.E.D. lights and a hidden timer and outlet into their construction. Heat shrunk connections and accessible junctions make this system expandable, completely water tight, and built to last for many years to come.
A custom cap detail was furnished out of chunks of granite from our local supplier. Being a ‘cost plus’ job, these caps were created for very little cost to our client in place of a conventional granite cap which has the same effect for 5 times the price.
A fun build with a great view, this is one project that I can’t wait to revisit as the years go by.
Until next time,
Kevin with ROCKS + STONES masonry.