EPIC DRAGON WALL
       
     
PERFECTION IS THE ONLY OPTION
       
     
BIG ROCKS REQUIRE BIG TOOLS
       
     
DRAGON WALL & AMAZING POOL
       
     
ADOBE PATIO, CUSTOM STONEWORK
       
     
STUNNING AMPHITHEATER
       
     
STONE AMPHITHEATER MASTERPIECE
       
     
400,000 LBS. OF LOCAL STONE
       
     
ORANGE CRYSTALINE STONE
       
     
EVERY STONE HAS A FACE
       
     
ENCHANTING STONE WALL
       
     
EXCEPTIONAL ATTENTIONTO DETAIL
       
     
BRICK/STONE PATHWAY BY POOL
       
     
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EVERY KIND OF HARDSCAPE
       
     
GRAND ENTRANCE
       
     
FUSION OF STONE AND CONCRETE
       
     
PLANTS AND HARDSCAPE IN PERFECT HARMONY
       
     
CONCRETE AND STONE PERFECTION
       
     
HEAVYWEIGHT LANDSCAPING
       
     
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL TOO!
       
     
CHALLENGING PROJECT
       
     
BRICKWORK BARRIER
       
     
PRECISION BRICKWORK AND CARPENTRY
       
     
DRY LAY BRICK PATIO
       
     
STONE PATIO IS INVITING
       
     
DECOPOSED GRANITE PATHS AND PATIO
       
     
EXPOSED AGGREGATE CONCRETE PATIO AND STAIRS
       
     
EPIC DRAGON WALL
       
     
EPIC DRAGON WALL

You can see the tail of the dragon in the center left of the picture.  Every stone in this wall had to have a 'face' that you see.  Every face had to either be curving outward or inward so that it could create the curving look of this wall.  I am incredibly proud of this unbelievably beautiful creation.

PERFECTION IS THE ONLY OPTION
       
     
PERFECTION IS THE ONLY OPTION

We love creating art working with the tools that nature gives us.  Natural stone, glazed pottery, precast concrete fountain and wall coping.  All installed perfectly.

BIG ROCKS REQUIRE BIG TOOLS
       
     
BIG ROCKS REQUIRE BIG TOOLS

Here I am with a back hoe bringing in boulders to the Mirman School pond.  You can see the stacking of the large stone walls here.

DRAGON WALL & AMAZING POOL
       
     
DRAGON WALL & AMAZING POOL

This is probably our greatest stone wall creation in over 25 years of work.  This is a curving, undulating dry lay wall installed in the highlands of Carmel, Ca.  There is almost no concrete used in this wall, and that is called dry lay.  The dragons head can be seen in the right center of the picture.  It is a true stone masterpiece, along with the pool and patio surfaces.

ADOBE PATIO, CUSTOM STONEWORK
       
     
ADOBE PATIO, CUSTOM STONEWORK

There are many places to go along this dragon wall.  One of them is this amazing true adobe patio surrounded by stone reinforced by concrete.  

STUNNING AMPHITHEATER
       
     
STUNNING AMPHITHEATER

How many landscapers have created a custom Amphitheater on a hillside!  At DreamScapes, we do the impossible every day.  This amphitheater can seat up to 50 students comfortably.  

STONE AMPHITHEATER MASTERPIECE
       
     
STONE AMPHITHEATER MASTERPIECE

We expertly designed this amphitheater to contour perfectly with the existing hillside where it is set.  Tan mortar was used to reinforce the stones.  This is a clean, safe and inspiring environment for students to use.

400,000 LBS. OF LOCAL STONE
       
     
400,000 LBS. OF LOCAL STONE

This rather large water feature and nature exploration area required us to deliver, and install over 400,000 lbs. of stone! They were all placed with such skill and care that not one stone has settled or moved in 6 years.

ORANGE CRYSTALINE STONE
       
     
ORANGE CRYSTALINE STONE

We use all kinds of different stones for different properties and projects.  This house was painted tan/orange so we used a matching stone to compliment it.

EVERY STONE HAS A FACE
       
     
EVERY STONE HAS A FACE

Every stone we use, whether it be in a patio, a wall, a landscape, or a water feature has a face.  Every stone has a story to tell, are you ready to listen?  

ENCHANTING STONE WALL
       
     
ENCHANTING STONE WALL

We built this beautiful wall with Boquet Canyon Stone stone, reinforced by black dyed mortar, and Fairy Dust.

EXCEPTIONAL ATTENTIONTO DETAIL
       
     
EXCEPTIONAL ATTENTIONTO DETAIL

Take note of the walls, then see that they have perfect wall caps.  The stairs are amazing too.  We love how the plants have grown all around the surfaces to naturalize and age the area to give it a magical quality.

BRICK/STONE PATHWAY BY POOL
       
     
BRICK/STONE PATHWAY BY POOL

We installed this combination brick and stone pathway to guide people through this amazing yard.  It took weeks to get this stone and brick work perfect.

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EVERY KIND OF HARDSCAPE
       
     
EVERY KIND OF HARDSCAPE

This picture displays nearly every kind of hardscape there is.  First of all you have Ming Valley custom cut stone from China on the wall.  See how it is cut in a beautiful curve?  Then there is the fountain from Reseda Discount Pottery that had to be braced on a strong foundation.  Then there is the precast coping that we had shipped in from Arizona to match the curve of the wall exactly.  We also put the brass down spouts in the fountain.

GRAND ENTRANCE
       
     
GRAND ENTRANCE

The houses up in Bel Air Crest have tiny back yards and massive houses.  So we turned this front entranceway into one of the best places on the property to spend time, day or night!

FUSION OF STONE AND CONCRETE
       
     
FUSION OF STONE AND CONCRETE

The walls have steps in them and planting borders.  The concrete is super smooth.  This yard is quite small but feels much bigger because there are clearly defined areas to go, like the lounging area below the veggie planter and fence on the left.

PLANTS AND HARDSCAPE IN PERFECT HARMONY
       
     
PLANTS AND HARDSCAPE IN PERFECT HARMONY

The rusty colors in the Boquet Canyon stone are brought out by the beautiful plantings in the borders.

CONCRETE AND STONE PERFECTION
       
     
CONCRETE AND STONE PERFECTION

The concrete is so smooth, you can walk on it with bare feet and it feels good.  The stone step sets the transition between the patio and the pathway in this picture.

HEAVYWEIGHT LANDSCAPING
       
     
HEAVYWEIGHT LANDSCAPING

The large flat stone near the center right of the picture was the biggest in the project.  We estimated it to weigh 1,100 lbs.  A foundation had to be created first, then we got it in top and from there set it to be perfectly level.  You can put food on it or sit!

YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL TOO!
       
     
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL TOO!

In this picture, we have an awesome stone patio with a fire pit and a pond in the background.  Behind that is our custom fencing and gate.

CHALLENGING PROJECT
       
     
CHALLENGING PROJECT

In this project we excavated out the dirt and created a stone retaining wall on one side of this restaurant patio.  On the other two sides of the patio there are walls that we faced with stone.  Then we poured a concrete pad for the patio.  It has lights in the step up to the pad.

BRICKWORK BARRIER
       
     
BRICKWORK BARRIER

The excellent brickwork you see in the pic is not only beautiful but serves an important function as well.  When it rains, water rushes down this street and used to go into my clients house.  No longer.  Our wall blocks 100% of the water.  

PRECISION BRICKWORK AND CARPENTRY
       
     
PRECISION BRICKWORK AND CARPENTRY

The brick work in this picture is not only perfectly level, but has been installed on top of a very strong foundation.  Cars park here every day and it has to withstand that wear, tear & weight.

DRY LAY BRICK PATIO
       
     
DRY LAY BRICK PATIO

This brick patio was set on a bed of compacted sand.  The edging is quite strong and all of the paths and patios perfectly level.

STONE PATIO IS INVITING
       
     
STONE PATIO IS INVITING

This stone patio is made from blue slate stone that is very thin but strong.  We also cut the concrete by the pool in a curve so that we could make the new lawn bigger.

DECOPOSED GRANITE PATHS AND PATIO
       
     
DECOPOSED GRANITE PATHS AND PATIO

We love working with decomposed granite.  It is an affordable alternative to traditional hardscape methods and quite beautiful.

EXPOSED AGGREGATE CONCRETE PATIO AND STAIRS
       
     
EXPOSED AGGREGATE CONCRETE PATIO AND STAIRS

This patio is installed in the 'exposed aggregate' style where a chemical is put on the patio at the end of the finishing process, and when we return the next day, we wash it off.  What is left behind is a super beautiful concrete surface with the small colored pea gravel rocks visible.