We have been working on a large ocean-side project with Pacific Ridge landscapes these past two weeks. Merle and his team with Pacific Ridge designed, sighted, and poured the concrete pads upon which we are now mortaring bluestone.
Here’s one of three ocean view patios that have been constructed so far:
And a nicely curved set of double wide garden steps towards a lower patio:
This is a beautiful property that has been transformed from a scraggly brush mess to a very usable and tidy outdoor space. We can’t wait to share with you the spectacular patio views of Mt. Baker, our resident Orca pod which frequently visits, and a glorious sunrise to wake up to.
Finished product to come shortly!
Kevin with ROCKS + STONES
Here’s a few photos of the past week’s progress!
The following picture shows the detail of this bluestone patio set in mortar.
The details of a finished wall with subtle lighting to add to the ambience of an evening stroll along the water:
This lower set of steps has come together nicely. It’s hard to imagine that there was literally nothing here before. Now it is the gateway to a private beach from this beautiful ocean front home.
Yet to be grouted, this patio is already in use as the weather has been absolutely unreal here to finish off July.
It was my honour to let my client lay the final piece of this grand patio. He even ascribed his insignia and the year onto the back of it:
The final stretch has arrived as I start to cap the great wall, finish the details of the patio area, and complete a pathway to connect the new landscape to the rest of the property.
Kevin with ROCKS.
The beginning of the end of this upper terrace. It is coming together quite nicely!
This little entryway is yet to be grouted, and was designed to ease the transition between sun-room and patio area. It is anchored by two reclaimed brick planters that I built to match the existing brick on the exterior sun-room foundation.
Now comes the really fun part! Bluestone layout!!
And the details of the bench seating are really starting to give a glimpse of the finished product as well:
Even though there’s still a couple weeks left to go, the end is in sight, and believe me and my client Chris, the view is nice!
Finished project coming soon!
Kevin with ROCKS.