Stone Steps Gallery
Welcome to the stone steps gallery! Explore drystone and mortared step projects that Hammerhead has completed over the years. We hope this gallery provides you with inspiration for your own stone steps project
I like using the sandstone from Tennessee for steps. The slabs are great for creating very sturdy, predictable staircases. I favor them for many projects, as part of designing spaces within the concepts of ‘aging in place.’ I want to create spaces that are accessible for as many people as possible. A lot of folks retire here in Asheville, and I want them to be able to get around on their property and tend their gardens for as long as physically possible. Sturdy, wide steps with predictable and consistent rises and runs are safer and easier for people to use.
I like these slabs for bench tops too!
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This set of drystone steps replaced a set of failing timbers. The river motif is cut from bluestone from Pennsylvania. In the background you might catch glimpse ofa patio we built with a clean crib wall holding it up.
There was a set of wooden steps here that were covered in stucco. The wood was pressure treated, but the sidewalk puddled water and the steps were rotting from the inside- the stucco wouldn’t ever let them dry out. They were only a few years old and spongy to the touch. In addition to building these steps, we dealt with the drainage situation, so the new steps wouldn’t always have wet feet.
Steps With Landings
A pretty common motif in the mountains is a gradual slope that needs steps, but not a bunch all in a row. Good layout requires a bit of feel. The slope will determine where the steps go, but it’s important to keep a steady walking rhythm going.
Hooper’s Creek and Pennsylvania Stone
I just love the look of Hooper’s Creek as a wall stone – and in this case, step risers – paired with Pennsylvania stone. In these two projects, we used the full-color variant of the Pennsylvania stone, though the blue would look great too.
Sometimes we use the Hooper’s on its own. While probably a little rough and rugged for a formal entrance, it makes a great set of garden steps.
Odds & Ends
This set of bluestone steps is from an old Unturned project. I’ve just always liked this image.
This entry is made of Hooper’s Creek stone as it evokes the historic qualities of the house. The build up stone is from the Penrose quarry and the same as the original foundation.