To-date this was the most complex dry stone project that the Heritage Earth & Stone team has designed and built. Jon designed it using what he describes as "circular" and "geometric" aspects. His intention was to build a stunning feature revolving around fire that connected everyone in one beautiful space close to the wild part of the property.
Seventeen people were involved in this collaboration including two other members of the Throughstone Group. Jay from Stellar Jay Designs built and installed several Doug Fir features including the benches, threshold and turned wooden tubes. Craig from NW Outdoor Lighting designed and installed a lighting system that created a magical nighttime setting.
The total man-hours exceeded 2,200 and approximately 1,200 stones were individually cut, shaped and tooled from raw rock. From the approximate 56 tons of raw rock about 30 tons were transformed into stone that was used for the feature. The project took place over a 5-1/2 month period and right through the middle of a Colorado winter.