Project No.: 2018-7
Location: Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, MT
- Remove old waterfalls and install new, natural water features that resemble mountain streams
- Make areas to allow several bronze statues of mountain sheep to be installed in a natural setting
- Enhance and modify old poorly executed landscape, complete with private Grotto for prayer and reflection
- Create a dog run complete with seating area
Wagner and Company began this project while the home was still being remodeled and construction on the addition was in progress. To start, the first pond next to the house was removed and reshaped to accommodate a natural pond and stream. The old irrigation system was severely damaged running under the pond. A new pipe and zone wiring was re-routed in a safer location. A heavy liner is installed then covered with concrete to insure the liner is protected. Large boulders change a concrete bottom into a natural waterfall.
A new driveway was set to be installed so Wagner and Company built a 2 tier wall totaling 14’ in height to accommodate the slope on the driveway addition. This particular wall was built with basalt boulders averaging 10,000 lbs. each.
While part of the crew continued building the large wall, the second water feature commenced construction. After a rough idea was laid out, this feature began to take shape. Throughout the process several key areas were reserved to place the mountain sheep.
Wagner and Company prides its ability to accommodate all the wishes of their clients. In this project, the owner did not want an arbor that can be bought, instead they wanted something natural to the Rocky Mountains. Bob Wagner took the opportunity to create a truly unique arbor for the entry to her grotto. This arbor was created from scratch, on-site, with juniper limbs collected by the crew at Wagner and Co.
Lastly, dogs are a very important part of this client’s life. She wanted an area where her dogs could run freely in an area connected with the master bedroom. This area also doubles as a private meditation area surrounded by trees and beautiful flowers creating a peaceful, calm from the noise of the world.