Flagstone Paths and Patios

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A lovely and functional backyard patio of natural flagstone

Flagstone Patios and Pathways by Hammerhead Stoneworks

Hammerhead Stoneworks is Asheville’s premier flagstone specialist. We build natural stone patios and paths where you can entertain friends, have summertime meals, and enjoy three seasons in these amazing mountains. Our patios and pathways are durable and require little or no maintenance.

Whether you are adding an outdoor room or redesigning your front entrance, we provide expert design and durable and beautiful stone construction. We are happy to collaborate with clients who have design ideas in mind or have retained the services of a designer or architect.

Contact Hammerhead Stoneworks when you’re ready to turn your muddy backyard into a beautiful and functional gathering space. Call Marc at (828) 337-7582 or e-mail him hammerheadstone@gmail.com

Explore our gallery below!

Flagstone Gallery Featuring Patios & Pathways

This flagstone gallery showcases flagstone patios, mosaic patios, flagstone pathways, stone entryways, and step stone paths. Browse the images for ideas for your own space!

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A close up of the leaf pattern in an artistic stone floor.

Tennessee Sandstone

This colorful sandstone from Tennessee is a favorite for flatwork of all kinds. It’s flat and durable, as a result it offers a wonderful walking surface. We especially love using large slabs to create patios. Tennessee sandstone provides a dynamic range of colors.

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Large slabs of colorful natural flagstone make up this backyard patio and living space with a fire pit for cooking

patio with cobblestone trench drain

A trench drain directly below the cobblestones help drain this low lying patio.

flagstone pathway over concrete

This drystone path is laid over an ugly and cracked concrete slab, saving significant demo costs

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A natural stone path leads by a garden bed at this Asheville home

Step-Stone Path

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A stone path and step combo lead through a gate at the entrance of this Asheville home.

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A front yard stone patio with table and chairs

A front yard stone patio with table and chairs

A drystone retaining wall supports this patio

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The Sacred Circle is a huge ceremonial gathering space made of natural stone.


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A garden path made of sandstone

This path with stone steps was designed to look like a topographical map of Mount Pisgah. Read about the process here.

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We cut this heart shaped flagstone for a pathway

Contact Hammerhead Stoneworks to get started on your own stone patio! Call Marc at (828) 337-7582 or e-mail him hammerheadstone@gmail.com


Pennsylvania Stone

Pennsylvania bluestone is well known and turns up frequently in dimensional patios (squared off, tile-like pieces) though we love to use the large random pieces for our flatwork. A common variant is called full-color or full-range and features greens and browns as well as blue tones. It has wonderful textures and even the occasional fossil can be found in Pennsylvania Stone.

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Pennsylvania stone- full-color and bluestone- make up this entryway

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Pennsylvania stone- full-color and bluestone- make up this entryway

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A flagstone path leads to this gazebo.

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Full color Pennsylvania stone (cousin to bluestone) is used in this drystone path

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This lovely patio is made of dimensional bluestone.


Hooper’s Creek

This granitic gneiss is quarried in nearby Fletcher. Though not the smoothest stone we have available, it has beautiful grain and texture. And it looks like it belongs to these mountains, which lends an air of gravity and authenticity to a place. It’s hard and sharp and the pieces have an angular quality to them.

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Drystone pathway made of Hooper’s Creek

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A very linear stone path of granitic gneiss

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Local to Asheville, this flagstone has an angular quality

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A locally quarried stone makes up this Asheville patio

This project won a 2016 Griffin Award for historic rehabilitation from the Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County. We did the pathway as well as the steps, taking pains to match the mortar/grout to the original construction.

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This natural stone entry path and steps make a lovely complement to this historic Asheville home


Fire Pits

Patios and fire pits just go together.

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A river rock fire pit is the centerpiece of this circular patio living space

I’m not sure if we invented this idea or not, but I’d never seen one before. The invisible fire pit saves patio space by hiding the burn area under the stone. We make a sturdy lid to cover the fire pit and make sure that it drains properly. Take the lid off when you want to have a fire and leave it covered when you don’t. A grate to elevate the wood allows enough oxygen to get to the fire and get it burning.

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Roasting marshmallows over a fire pit embedded in a stone patio

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This stone covers an invisible fire pit in a natural stone patio


Sacred Circle

This project combined so much of what we do at Hammerhead. In addition to our traditional flagstone, the center has our mosaic patio approach. The walls are all laid dry and are obsessively built. I like the way the walls tie into the boulders, a detail that we gravitate towards. Additionally, you can find it on Google Earth, if you know where to look. Learn more about the Sacred Circle.

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The Sacred Circle is a huge ceremonial gathering space made of natural stone.

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The Sacred Circle has a celestial theme to the central mosaic patio

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Jupiter and Mars are made of granite scraps, and are they laid into this ceremonial fire pit patio.


The Village

The Village is a mosaic patio created for the Boys and Girls Club of Henderson County. It’s a favorite piece of mine. We used granite scraps saved for the waste piles at counter top fabrication shops. I like it when we take junk and make art out of it.

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The Village, a mosaic stone rug made of reclaimed granite scraps and bluestone

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The Village, a mosaic stone rug made of reclaimed granite scraps and bluestone

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Detail of the Village, a stone rug made of reclaimed granite scraps and bluestone

Flagstone Sidewalk for a Town of Weaverville Park

We built this drystone sidewalk for the Town of Weaverville’s Nature Park, which runs parallel to Main Street in downtown. These were some of the biggest slabs of stone. I like the wall here too.

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We built a sidewalk of natural stone for the Town of Weaverville

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A stone sidewalk for Weaverville is sturdy and accessible for all

Mosaic Patios

These are some of my favorite projects. There’s something about that crisp a line, honed into rough stone.
The labyrinth is the ultimate in that crispness.

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The central rosette of a stone labyrinth made of bluestone and sandstone from Tennessee.

This piece was my first really mosaic floors. It’s all Pennsylvania stone, blues and browns, built in collaboration with Krista Washam LaBlue.

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This artistic stone floor has a leaf pattern cut with very crisp lines.

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The leaf and vine pattern of this stone mosaic floor is evident in this panorama

The Blue Spiral was the first public art commission.

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The Blue Spiral is a natural stone mosaic patio created for the City of Gainesville, Florida

We collaborated with Vision Design Collaborativeto create the Stream Path. The stone reflects the theme of river coursing from the mosaic water feature.

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Bluestone and sandstone combine to create the Stream Path, which leads to a water feature mosaic.

Odds & Ends

circular cobblestone patio

The homeowner spent fifteen years salvaging old cobblestones from around Asheville so we could make this circular patio space,

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A creative flagstone path uses cut stone and beach pebbles

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Contact Hammerhead Stoneworks: Call Marc at (828) 337-7582 or e-mail him hammerheadstone@gmail.com