Pedersen Associates
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Mill Valley Residence

Wood bridge over waterfall.
Barbara Ries Photography

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jrudy wrote:
Boulders - Can you tell me what the names of the boulders you are using here are called? They look fantastic against the light here.
   Comment   July 22, 2013
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Pedersen Associates
These are Sonoma or Humbolt field stone boulders. Most any landscape yard in Northern California will have an assortment. The larger yards have the larger boulders. These varied in size from 3-5 tons apiece.
September 30, 2013 at 8:54am   
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volodez wrote:
Lighting - How did you get the water to appear that color? Thanks
   Comment   March 15, 2013
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Pedersen Associates
These are submerges halogen lights. The surrounding stone, reflecting the light, is a sandy beige color giving the light these warm tones.
March 18, 2013 at 2:55pm   
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birtel wrote:
Real? Or created? - Is this waterfall an existing, natural waterfall that was enhanced with lighting, or is this totally and artificially created?
   Comment   September 6, 2012
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This used to be the driveway to the old garage. Its completely manufactured.
December 7, 2012 at 11:34am   
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Calm Lake Interiors
The railings pictured here are very striking, who made them?
July 22, 2013 at 9:19am   
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"The two-story-high staircase was the perfect opportunity to build a water feature spilling water along the stairs," Pedersen says. He craned in boulders as heavy as 6 tons from Sonoma County and carefully nestled them onto concrete beds that work like shelves, allowing the stream to cascade over and between them."This kind of thing is easy to draw, but not so easy to build," he says. "You really have to compose it just right to keep it from looking artificial."

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