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Santa Barbara Spanish Fireplace

This very, very small home: less than 1000 sq. ft, was built for a bachelor who had lived on his boat for many years. This stucco fireplace was framed and plastered in place, with custom upholstery added. The lighting and firescreen are custom wrought iron fixtures The walls are custom faux finished for warmth. Handmade terra cotta tiles are handwaxed in a dark wax finish, with a handknotted rug. Built by Droney Construction

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September 15, 2014
cocoojai wrote:
Hi, can you please give the total dimensions of fireplace end to end?
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24" x 30"
    Bookmark   January 4, 2015 at 4:55PM
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June 23, 2013
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yes, fine
    Bookmark   July 30, 2013 at 6:52PM
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February 9, 2013
amalia9192 wrote:
Where did you get the throw pillows?\
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These throw pillows were made custom for the job. The owner picked the fabric, and we had them made.
    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 10:49PM
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February 9, 2013
adrianedenise wrote:
Where could I find the seats that are on each side of the fireplace?
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This entire fireplace was built in, custom, including the seats, They are plaster over wood framing, with custom upholstered cushions.
    Bookmark   February 9, 2013 at 10:50PM
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December 5, 2012
ettyamir wrote:
What are the dimentions of the doors?
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This fireplace's dimensions are 24" x 30" wide
    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 4:34PM
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November 1, 2012
nickystemple wrote:
what color are the walls
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The walls were done in a faux finish. The colors were mixed on site by the artist.
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Who is the manufacturer of the fireplace door?
    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 11:42AM
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October 24, 2012
jackiecorrigan wrote:
Where can you get the fireplace screen. And is the seating in front of the freplace also plaster.
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The entire fireplace is made from plaster, and the cushions have custom upholstered seats and pillows. The fireplace doors were custom made by a local wrought iron craftsman especially for the job.
    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 4:43PM
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July 8, 2012
srmauzy wrote:
What kind of material is the fireplace made of?
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1 Like    Bookmark   August 9, 2012 at 12:39PM
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The fireplace is made completely of plaster with upholstered cushions.
    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 5:00PM
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July 2, 2012
h123 wrote:
Could you please tell us the color and brand of paint. Previous inquiry did not seem to get answered. Thanks.
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The paint in this entire house was made up entirely by the artisan on the job. We selected the painter's tints, and mixed it up like an artist's palette. This is a faux finish, so there are several colors on top of colors.
    Bookmark   December 17, 2012 at 5:03PM
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March 13, 2012
lovemykdz3 wrote:
What type of floor is this?
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This floor material: terr cotta, was custom made by Quarry Resources in Santa Barbara. We had it waxed with a brown wax to age it.
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February 17, 2012
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The sconces are from Steven Handelman Studios.
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February 16, 2012
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The paint on this wall was painted in faux by an artist, who mixed the many colors himself with his artist tints.
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Pangaea Interior Design, Portland, OR added this to The Right Built-ins for Your Fireplace
What: If storage or display isn't useful to you, how about some extra seating? And again, don't forget the wood for your wood-burning fireplace.How: Instead of using wood for the seats, the same stucco as the fireplace surround was continued to create benches with angled backs, and custom cushions were made for the top. Wood for burning is nestled below the fireplace. Can't get anymore convenient than that!Style: Using stucco for the benches was a great choice to create a seamless look with the style of the fireplace surround.
Charmean Neithart Interiors, LLC. added this to 12 Design Features That Bring Spanish Flavor to a Kitchen
8. A fireplace. If you have the room in your kitchen, consider a cozy Spanish-style fireplace with banco seating and space for wood storage.

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