As a follow-up to my last post I wanted to show you the completed steps with the bluestone treads installed. The edges of each tread are “rock-faced” with a stone chisel to soften the look of the saw cut edges.
Viewing the two stairways straight-on, as in the previous post, you now see the bluestone treads in place and the irregular pattern flagstone landing connecting them. Notice how the landing combines the 2 stairways into one form.
The next phase involves placing large boulders off the sides of the stairways to retain the earth at each level. The design originally had stack stone walls off the stairways, but the boulder solution carried the boulder theme from the adjacent pool setting and helped reduce the cost at the same time. I’ll soon show you the boulders in place and the softscape (plantings) added to complete the look.
Here’s the next post on this project.