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Lace wall
       
     
Planning ahead
       
     
Harlequin wall
       
     
Winter work
       
     
Rubble wall
       
     
Furnace building
       
     
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Garden walls
       
     
Composition
       
     
English wall
       
     
Top of the hill
       
     
Porch posts
       
     
Garden path
       
     
Stone floor
       
     
Winter entrance
       
     
Barnyard
       
     
Freeze stones
       
     
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Stone coop
       
     
Stone coop

Chickens reside in this folly built of stone, timber, lime mortar, found objects, and glass rods.

For firewood storage
       
     
For firewood storage

A necessary retaining wall comes to life with the addition of a recess allowing for storage. While the detail took some care to build, a design process with numerous revisions should also be credited.

Lace wall
       
     
Lace wall

This single-stacked wall of vertical field-stones seems to defy the laws of gravity, and yet, it is these same laws that hold the piece together.

Planning ahead
       
     
Planning ahead

A spigot is a welcome surprise for the gardeners on the farm.

Harlequin wall
       
     
Harlequin wall

Inspired by the woodwork nearby, a short wall takes on a playfulness.

 

Winter work
       
     
Winter work

Field-stone from the property and cobbles from India rest in place.

Rubble wall
       
     
Rubble wall

Working with what was available, this random mosaic fieldstone retaining wall quickly settles into the rural relaxed landscape.

Furnace building
       
     
Furnace building

Numerous mechanical systems hide inside this stone structure. The locally handcrafted wrought iron hinges are modeled after church doors found in Meare, England.

Contrast
       
     
Contrast

Sometimes it's nice to just let a rock be a rock. Particularly when it's near carefully set dimensional stone.

Garden walls
       
     
Garden walls

Rectilinear blocks of stone combine to create curvilinear retaining walls.

Composition
       
     
Composition

Four types of rock combine to create a cohesive courtyard and entrance. While the space is designed to support various vehicles, it is also a place to walk and gather.

English wall
       
     
English wall

Visible through-stones, a copped cap (or soldier course), and a steep batter define this classic dry-laid wall.

Top of the hill
       
     
Top of the hill

Level-bedded random mosaic ledge-stone supports the old adage "If it's well built it will look good".

Porch posts
       
     
Porch posts

A roof extends to cover a porch supported by stone pillars, constructed with pure lime mortar and stone.

Garden path
       
     
Garden path
Stone floor
       
     
Stone floor
Winter entrance
       
     
Winter entrance

Snowmobile enthusiasts enter the main living space of their home via heated granite steps and stone terraces. The "pools" or gathering places between flights, reflect the beaver ponds beyond.

Barnyard
       
     
Barnyard

This newly constructed wall helps to reconfigure circulation on a historic site. The materials intend to match the older wall in the distance.

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Freeze stones

A historic barn sits back down on its reconstructed foundation.

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