Stonework Gallery: Stone Patios
This recent project features two dry-laid retaining walls built from large pieces of Maine granite and a thermal-top bluestone terrace.
Construction of this project began with a four foot high retaining wall to level off the grade for the patio and fire pit. Once the wall was up, roughly 40 yards of gravel were brought in and compacted to lay … Continue reading
Built out of granite from Hallowell, Maine, this rustic outdoor fireplace measures about 7 feet tall from base slab to chimney top. The granite is prized for its fine grain and light color, and has been used in projects across … Continue reading
Stepping stones lead to the back door and a small tea patio at this beautiful Portland home. Space was left for grass to fill-in between the stones.
This little patio contains the full range of the “bluestone” spectrum: blue, gray, brown and hints of purple. A little space was left for thyme between the stones.
The bricks at this historic Yarmouth farmhouse are wicked old, each one a little different from the next. I went with the original basket-weave pattern and the result is an antique look with plenty of character.
The existing patios at this home were constructed without the proper base of crushed stone and stonedust, and as a result hadn’t fared well over the years. All the brick was taken up and set aside, a foot of dirt … Continue reading
I’ve recently finished work on a multi-level patio in Freeport. For visual diversity we chose a mix of large irregular bluestone and smaller tumbled bluestone. The result is a tight-knit mosaic of size, shape and color.
A small bluestone patio and garden extends the living space of this Portland condominium.