Properly conceived a stone stairway can be one of a garden’s most important and magnificent elements. Or it can seemingly be invisible, another seamless organic element. Nuance and effect is achieved by changing material. Finely detailed bluestone treads and carefully crafted fieldstone risers create a sense of human intervention and artisanal elegance. Granite slabs or large, flattened boulders are rustic, and create the illusion of ‘stepping’ stones. Either way a finely crafted stone stairway offers you and your visitors entrance, egress, elevation and most of all, new and different views of your garden with every single step.