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Category: Stonework/Construction
13 Jan
2020
Back yard stone steps, raised stone planters and walkway

While We’re At It…

It’s not unusual for a client to engage us to help with a particular goal, challenge or space and then expand the scope of the project when it becomes apparent that a related project could make the property more enjoyable or functional. This happened with a client I posted about recently, who initially wanted to..

26 Nov
2019
Stone patio and raised beds

Decayed to Decked Out

A homeowner and casual gardener called Art of Stone one spring day when she’d finally had it with the old deck off the back of her fabulous Northeast Georgia home. She wasn’t specific about what might go in its place. She just knew she wanted to have a nice place to entertain. And some raised..

14 Nov
2019
Flagstone patio and knee wall in Gainesville hall County

Naked Landscape is Revealing

What’s blooming now in Northeast Georgia? Not much. (Thank goodness for pansies!) But the late fall/early winter season is actually a great time to get intimate with your garden and your overall landscape. It’s a chance to take in the lay of the land, the natural curves and bends, the gentle slopes and, yes, even..

25 Oct
2019
Contemporary stone work on Lake Chatuge

Goosed Up Lake House

We’d all love to have the perfect home with the perfect view. But in real life, most of us have to make compromises. Dream house, but not on the beach. Mountain view, but we wanted a ranch. One Dahlonega couple, who plans to retire in Hiawassee eventually, found the extraordinary view they longed for there—along..

17 Sep
2019
Stone boulder wall for pool slide in Gainesville, GA

Sunny Slide Up

Visiting David and Ki’s home in Gainesville was like dropping in on summer camp. Kids everywhere! Their own, some on loan (foster children), their friends’ children… And why not? In keeping with the kid-friendly attitudes, they’d had a swimming pool built to create a fairy tale back yard. The kids were especially delighted to find..

04 Sep
2019

Welcome our new associates: Dave, Johnathan and Robin

We are really, really fortunate to have an awesome group of people working with us. Dave comes to us with over 35 years of landscaping experience. Johnathan has a wealth of knowledge in construction and concrete and is from Dahlonega. Last year, Robin left us for a few months but she is back and we..

28 Aug
2019
Courtyard garden and fountain

Home Court(yard) Advantage

Kerry and Brian’s family’s waterfront property is perfect for entertaining in style. It has a spacious, beautifully landscaped back yard, a large, covered outdoor kitchen and a sunny patio overlooking Lake Lanier. But sometimes, the family wished for a small, more intimate outdoor area for reading, having quiet conversations or contemplating the universe. The home..

17 Jul
2019
Stone walls and new sod

What’s Your Garden Inspiration?

Soil, sun and water can always be amended or adapted to create a nice garden. But there’s another element at the root of the most amazing gardens:  inspiration. It can be as simple as a color, a shape or a picture or as complicated as a memory, a smell or a dream. I really enjoy..

10 Jun
2019
Flagstone patio and knee wall

Moving Together

We really enjoy our clients and Gretchen and Roy are no exception. A few years ago they asked us to help them with their garden and patio in Dawsonville, Georgia. Jason and I worked with them to design a patio that harmonized with their lifestyle and tastes. Eclectic and fun! Last year, they told us..

13 May
2019

Buried Trash

Buying a home is always an experience; sometimes fun, sometimes stressful, sometimes disappointing. But at the end, there’s a new home for you to start filling with family, laughter, and your future. Unfortunately, when not building the house yourself, you don’t know if the builders took any shortcuts. This family had lived in their home..

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