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By Lucette Moramarco
Village News Associate Editor 

Stacked stone walls bring a touch of Sweden to SoCal


Last updated 3/13/2019 at 11:56pm

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StenErik Rolfo builds the cold stacked stone wall and pillars on each side of the gate to his property in the Rock mountain area of Fallbrook.

StenErik Rolfo and his wife, Kay Gallen-Kallela, moved from Sweden to Fallbrook in 2013. While Gallen-Kallela, a horse trainer and riding instructor, brought her love of horses with her in the form of two Swedish warmbloods, Rolfo brought his skills of building with stones.

Also a carpenter, Rolfo has spent much time building 100 yards of stone walls on their property in the Rock Mountain area east of De Luz. He builds cold stacked stone walls which require a very old craftsmanship technique – and no cement.

Travelers can find a lot of stone walls in many parts of Europe, especially in...

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