Belvedere Update 24
Construction on the Belvedere is progressing with the installation of the stucco base coat. The photo below is a view of the north elevation looking up from Lakeshore Drive East. Construction of a retaining wall will start soon that will terrace the yard from the street up to this side of the house.
All of the masonry has been by Architectural Masonry & Restoration and their work has ben exemplary. From the full stone veneer on the walls to the flagstone patios with planter boxes capped with cut stone the craftmanship of their work has enhanced the overall quality of the project.
This planting for this area will be low enough as to not obstruct the wonderful view but tall and dense enough to prevent someone from getting to the outer edge. The cut stone cap at the inside circle is set at a height that is comfortable for seating.