Posts Categorized:Talus Musings

Talus Rock Retreat’s Grand Arbor Ceiling

  “Saddled with developing the interior design of a 20 ft. octagonal ceiling which was bound to draw upward gazes due to it’s soaring height, I felt compelled to make sure the viewer was rewarded. I considered a trompe l’oeil like ...
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Talus Rock Retreat’s Interior Castle Wall

“The castle-like finish on the angled corner you see in the kitchen was an attempt by the architect and me to make the outside appear to be inside; observing from the outside, the interior castle-like wall continues with an invisible transition...
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How Long to Build Talus Rock Retreat?

It took us 15 years to save for the groundbreaking money, 8 years to purchase and aggregate the 5 parcels of land to control the view corridor, 4 years to design the Retreat and clear the land, and 388 days (working 7  days a week to build it) befor...
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Why the name “Talus Rock Retreat”?

  What was here before you built? Only a humongous rock amidst acres of hundreds of cedar, aspen, and cottonwood trees (spaced no more than 2 feet apart) covered this very wet land before we constructed Talus Rock Retreat. It took almost 9 years...
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The Stained Glass Window

It seems like everything around Talus Rock Retreat has a story, and we thought it’d be fun to share some of them with you. Therefore, we’ll be featuring a piece of ‘this and that’ to share these fun back stories and behind-the...
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3 Steps to Take Before You Say, “I Do!”

In our garden nestled right between the ponds are three stone wedding steps. During Talus Rock’s construction days, these steps were thoughtfully and lovingly designed by Heather Pedersen. In the finishing stages she worked quietly alongside a ...
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