Part of the design involves boulders. Since this store is named for Crazy Cat Mountain just above the site, mostly a limestone formation, we set out to find some limestone boulders to ground it to the site. They are unavailable for sale, of course, since there are homes built long ago over them.
But if you know someone building in the area…the architect knows someone who knows someone. Photos from 6/28/2014 –
We marked where boulders go…the soil for each was excavated, so 1/4 of the boulder gets buried and a more natural appearance results.
There are companies in California and Arizona who only locate and install boulders – correctly. Not in this region…and plenty of boulders just plopped onto the grade. I’m so glad another someone was found, who can get it done.
Notice that parked car. I’m convinced the people who operate heavy equipment are cut from the same cloth as off-road enthusiasts. They seem to take the challenge to work where there’s no room to do it, then make it happen perfectly.
The dents were already on that car before we arrived!