After a few failed attempts by other companies to create a pond, this client asked us to create a peaceful oasis in their backyard with the foothills of Boulder as a backdrop. A unique mix of formal stacked strip stone and uncut sandstone boulders were brought into harmony surrounding the pond and a waterfall, reminiscent of a path, was created, allowing the water from irrigation rights to flow into the pond.
Charged with the task of re-creating a failed, cascading stone river and falls, extensive dressed-stone retaining walls and another stone pool and falls, the Kelly residence was not a trivial project. It seems that to rebuild something is always more challenging than to build it from scratch. Salvaging bits and pieces from the old walls and river and combining them with new material, we were faced with the challenge of blending our work with that of the old, intact walls. Our task of restoring the river and walls was accomplished and the call of beauty from the distant mountains was answered.