Stone Walkway To North Asheville Home

We recently completed this small project with Mardi Letson of Gardens By Mardi. A sandstone walkway leads to a river rock house in a lovely North Asheville neighborhood. The stone is from Tennessee. The house numbers are engraved into a piece of stone set close to the sidewalk, a nice craft accent to the overall project. Though barely visible in this image, we did some pebbling in a few of the joints, where we use small, smoothed river stones laid on edge in the spaces between flagstone pieces. They offer a pleasing contrast in texture. In this case they also echo the river rock used to build the home almost a hundred years ago.

House numbers are engraved into this stone walkway leading to a river rock house in North Asheville

I don’t get a lot of chances to carve in stone. This was a fun little project, giving me a chance to dust off my sharp lettering chisels. My hand included for scale.

Carved letters in a piece of sandstone