Capturing the essence of the majestic, almost inimitable Adirondack Mountains sounds like a tall order, especially when your customer is located just outside of Philadelphia. Replicating such a unique, natural environment requires a deep appreciation for naturalism, and this masterpiece by Brian Buchholtz of PondWorks demonstrates exactly how it’s done.
Preserving nature requires leaving no trace of man, so transporting and setting the 40 tons of firestone boulders on the mountainous property required a carefully orchestrated ballet of precision work with heavy equipment. The fact that it appears today as though Brian and his team never stepped foot on the property is a resounding testament to the craftsmanship of his team in composing this out-of-this-world treasure.
Brian Buchholtz is the founder and owner of PondWorks. With a background in construction, he has accumulated extensive knowledge across the spectrum of water feature design, detailing and construction through almost 25 years of experience. PondWorks prides itself in providing natural, integrated water features while relying on hands-on approaches to project conceptualization and execution. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Philadelphia University.