Photos by Scot Zimmerman
With breathtaking views, this North Salt Lake home and its landscape appear to have been carved from stone. Cory Chapman, owner of Rockscapes, designed, sourced and installed the stone features throughout the challenging hillside property. “We look at a property and see opportunities,” Chapman says. Here, he saw many. At every turn, stone shapes features that showcase the material at its best, solid in both function and form.
Flames rise from a fire pit built on a stone patio leading to a negative-edge pool. Water pours into the pool from a large stone structure housing stairs and a hidden waterslide that goes through the falling water.
For the home’s driveway, Chapman selected large stone slabs and cut them into smaller stones on site to create the timeless, random pattern. “We didn’t want them all the same color, so we chose from a variety of pieces to get the right mix,” he says.
Running between the sidewalk and a 25-foot-high retaining wall, this babbling brook appears to naturally run from mountains into the home’s landscape below.
Water spills from tall stone columns, over a bed of stones and into a stream that flows below a large stone slab that serves as a bridge. Stone benches offer front-row seats for the sights and sounds.
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