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Boston Architects: Eck | MacNeely Architects inc.

Because this 3,200 SF house sits on the rocky coast of Massachusetts, particular care was take to no blast the existing edge of the cliff, but rather to incorporate building a section of the house into the rocky shoreline site. the living room embraces the site, providing panoramic ocean views and extensive natural light. To further connect the house's interior to the rocky surrounding, excavated rock from the site was incorporated into the fire place.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to The Hearth: It Makes a House a Home
This rock looks like it was already sitting there an the house was built around it, with a fireplace just naturally rising out from it.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

cleblanc11 added this to wood stove
September 29, 2014
boulder hearth
cleblanc11 added this to cleblanc11's Ideas
September 29, 2014
Boulder for Hearth
designmomma added this to designmomma's ideas
September 10, 2014
lindita999 added this to lindita999's ideas
August 30, 2014
fireplace stone
House Plans Helper added this to House Plans Helper Stairs Commentary
August 26, 2014
Stairs surrounded by walls rather than making use of spindles and banisters almost appear as rooms.
Adkins McNeil Smith & Associates added this to BUILDING HOUSE
July 22, 2014
andanna added this to andanna's ideas
July 5, 2014
So cool
joannebackus added this to livingroom
April 5, 2014
Colour of wood floor
carolcburns added this to Fireplace
April 3, 2014
goatgirl11 added this to goatgirl11's Ideas
December 19, 2013
Stairs and hearth
Sara Berg added this to sara_berg8520's Ideas
November 19, 2013
Large rocks
al26435 added this to Bedroom
October 27, 2013
aeamartin added this to Bedroom Ideas
October 11, 2013
akareus added this to Living Room Ideas
September 21, 2013
jessicasophia added this to Stairs to basemnt
September 21, 2013
henniemeyers added this to henniemeyers's ideas
August 15, 2013
Staircase alternative
lburr09 added this to lburr09's ideas
August 14, 2013
nistowiak added this to nistowiak's Ideas
August 10, 2013
abcdefg123abc added this to abcdefg123abc's Ideas
July 15, 2013
Green with pine wood floors
thinkgloballydesignlab added this to ThinkGlobalDesignLab's Ideas
July 14, 2013
Chimney & Wood Work
Carolyn Healey added this to carolyn_healey's ideas
July 2, 2013
interesting fireplace. Tall simple the non symmetric use of stone.
fbg1138 added this to fbg1138's Ideas
June 30, 2013
Love the asymmetric aspect of this!
smgi added this to Ibach house
May 17, 2013
Real fireplace
vmmcconnell added this to vmmcconnell's ideas
May 6, 2013
Like it!
Healthy Eco Home / Jon Cotham Construction added this to jon cotham's exterior fireplace ideas
April 25, 2013
Mixing stone and plaster
shabanag added this to shabanag's Ideas
April 23, 2013
stone sitting
vdonna added this to vdonna's ideas
April 22, 2013
stone hearth
Fríða Elmarsdóttir added this to webuser4300's Ideas
March 11, 2013
Skemmtileg laus með uppi arinhillu
rallen24 added this to rallen24's ideas
March 4, 2013
stairway is lovely
Najett Beltaifa added this to Stairporn
March 2, 2013
Stone, concrete
dmueller4 added this to fireplace
February 27, 2013
alijames1 added this to alijames1's ideas
February 14, 2013
stairs and frie place cement
Gouzah Dao-bai added this to Mélissa Sarah's ideas
February 12, 2013
Stone Fireplace (asymetric)
cglass1957 added this to cglass1957's Ideas
February 11, 2013
hollyrc17 added this to Round Lake Cottage ideas
February 10, 2013
Love to incorporate something like this!
D&D decks added this to dgeorge1797's ideas
January 30, 2013
Stone and wood fireplace
libellule added this to libellule's ideas
January 20, 2013
Voir situation tablette au-dessus du foyer"""
tbacon added this to tbacon's ideas
December 16, 2012
Nice stairs
thompsa20 added this to Fireplace Ideabook
December 12, 2012
interesting. dark and a seat :)
Maurice and Atonya added this to mpatt1127's ideas
December 9, 2012
bcolsen added this to Living Room Ideas
December 9, 2012
big rocks on the bottom
jiro60 added this to descente escalier
December 2, 2012
ouverture sur mur escalier
darhog added this to darhog's ideas
December 2, 2012
djsilvia added this to stairs
November 30, 2012
fireplace and stairs
tar4 added this to tar4's ideas
November 21, 2012
interesting fireplace
jannyne added this to Living Rom
October 26, 2012
rock coming out of side of fireplace?
mjo27401 added this to Fireplace
October 13, 2012
Very cool
diamondval06 added this to diamondval06's Ideas
September 27, 2012
Stone fireplace @ end
downtownjb added this to downtownjb's ideas
September 10, 2012
Interesting assemtry on the fireplace
The Cabinet Tree Design Studio added this to hwscannell's ideas
September 5, 2012
use of stone
sleclair added this to fireplaces
August 30, 2012
Fantastic rock hearth
snowflee added this to Middle Island ideas
August 26, 2012
the stone defining the corner
cndesign added this to more images
August 7, 2012
random asymetrical mix. guest room? A counterpoint to art pieces amid the nature...this is nature encroaching on contemporary man
Whitney Baker added this to Hangout Rooms/Multi-use Rooms
August 6, 2012
love the fireplace design!
stairsrus added this to stairsrus's Ideas
August 1, 2012
Dana Veach added this to Stairs
July 29, 2012
The way these stairs disappear beside the fireplace is intriguing and inviting...
Trisha Basford added this to Nooks, niches, and other small funky ways to personalize
July 26, 2012
fireplace nook
Karin Ronning_Meagher added this to Hearth ideas
July 24, 2012
It's interesting to me how the stairs feel like a waterfall next to the non-uniform sided stonework of the fireplace.
mattue added this to mattue's Favorites
July 20, 2012
Stairs to basement with diff wood
allcoopdup added this to allcoopdup's ideas
July 20, 2012
boulders in fireplace
Carla Bast added this to Basements
July 10, 2012
fireplace - asymetrical with stone
indoem added this to indoem's Favorites
July 5, 2012
marinela83 added this to marinela83's Favorites
May 19, 2012
Natural stone
paco2 added this to paco2's Favorites
April 22, 2012
rbarber added this to rbarber's Favorites
April 20, 2012
It's sexy
mimzfritz added this to mimzfritz's ideas
April 18, 2012
Wood not overdone
periwinkle04 added this to Kitchen/Great Room
April 10, 2012
Big stones
drlo added this to drlo's Favorites
April 7, 2012
susanhenr added this to Fireplaces
March 29, 2012
color, style. stairs, stone, design
kimberlim added this to kimberlim's Favorites
March 29, 2012
Organic primitive
TALON Construction added this to hawke's ideas
March 14, 2012
Great fire place
broesellotte added this to broesellotte's Favorites
March 9, 2012
Treppe Kamin
rhondagotway added this to rhondagotway's ideas
March 6, 2012
Nice fireplace. Like the combo stone plaster assymetrical
Fairhope Furniture Company added this to Fireplaces
February 27, 2012
Atia added this to Fireplace
February 26, 2012
Rock placement
amymendes added this to great accents
February 22, 2012
rsneath added this to rsneath's Favorites
February 22, 2012
I think i love it. Stairs too
sharonjeanmy added this to sharonjeanmy's Favorites
February 11, 2012
Two textured
sjbgreer added this to sjbgreer's Favorites
February 8, 2012
ccheney77 added this to here and there ideas
February 8, 2012
Rocky Mountain Stone Co., Inc. added this to scottlardner's Favorites
January 29, 2012
Blocky fireplace
kathie46 added this to kathie46's ideas
January 27, 2012
rororochelle added this to rororochelle's ideas
January 26, 2012
neat fireplace idea
Matt Hasselback added this to stairs, floors and fun spaces
January 18, 2012
interesting space. wider stair, with smaller steps requires less concern for railing.
alygard added this to alygard's ideas
December 30, 2011
like the stairs
themanhattanprincess added this to Staircase
December 15, 2011
nomorecondos added this to nomorecondos's ideas
November 30, 2011
gibrich added this to renovation ideas
November 22, 2011
would like to redo downstairs firplace and have the stairs come into the stone
bwstagecoach added this to bwstagecoach's Favorites
November 13, 2011
ccmiron added this to ccmiron's Favorites
November 13, 2011
aliyatene added this to aliyatene's Favorites
October 25, 2011
Awesome !!
maryzim added this to Fireplace
October 17, 2011
Love the rock but firebox is tiny
rfar added this to Floors
October 14, 2011
jquintans added this to jquintans's Favorites
October 7, 2011
Escalera y lareira
brianhollyk added this to brianhollyk's Favorites
September 24, 2011
tnorrby added this to Peis - Geilo
September 8, 2011
magiczoomz added this to magiczoomz's Favorites
August 3, 2011
David Satterlund added this to Agawela
July 29, 2011
I would love to have a boulder in our living room...
alida added this to alida's ideas
June 25, 2011
klip by die 'fireplace'
arnsue added this to arnsue's ideas
June 14, 2011
girlwood added this to Carl
June 6, 2011
karamcwilliams added this to karamcwilliams's Favorites
June 3, 2011
The rocks and wide stair case
yoonahan added this to yoonahan's Favorites
May 28, 2011
birdgirl added this to birdgirl's Favorites
May 3, 2011
Rustic modern, different
xojessicarabbit added this to xojessicarabbit's Favorites
April 17, 2011
very unique
lisalafaye added this to lisalafaye's Favorites
March 27, 2011
anita47 added this to anita47's ideas
March 25, 2011
zzzzz added this to zzzzz's Favorites
March 25, 2011
Peter P. added this to various items of inspiration
March 22, 2011
extremely cool concept
devyn added this to devyn's ideas
March 21, 2011
cchristakos added this to cchristakos's Favorites
March 4, 2011
slawr638 added this to slawr638's ideas
February 8, 2011
Shelf Nook wall
Land Patterns Design added this to RANDOM ideas
January 26, 2011
llamas added this to llamas's Favorites
December 31, 2010
3rgo0op added this to 3rgo0op's Favorites
December 29, 2010
Fire stare
chandler added this to chandler's ideas
December 27, 2010
rocks in interior
rmc11 added this to rmc11's stairway ideas
December 22, 2010
possible staircase to basement
flyinghorse added this to flyinghorse's ideas
December 13, 2010
contrast of riser to stair
arebec added this to arebec's ideas
December 13, 2010
Colour palette and chalky textures
birdo added this to birdo's ideas
December 5, 2010
Penny Mayfield added this to pennyma2's ideas
December 3, 2010
stone block fire place
Anya Moller added this to amoller's ideas
November 20, 2010
Love the asymetrical shelves on the stone fireplace
danmc added this to Bedrooms
November 17, 2010
lmi_2006 added this to 30 minutes of cool ideas
November 17, 2010
interesting flow to the stairs. almost feels like water in a sense.
hmwooden added this to Fireplace Ideas
November 12, 2010
This rock looks like it was already sitting there and the house and fireplace was built around it.
drobin added this to drobin's ideas
October 30, 2010
good design
susie77 added this to susie77's ideas
October 30, 2010
karencp added this to karencp's Favorites
October 16, 2010
Me parece que se podría utilizar para complementar la idea de lis desniveles
k_c_halen added this to Living room
October 13, 2010
stairs and fireplace
jessimyca added this to jessimyca's ideas
October 11, 2010
marcellor added this to marcellor's ideas
October 10, 2010
Cool fireplace
hmb8 added this to hmb8's ideas
October 7, 2010
loving the steps!!!!!
Pamela Hill added this to pamelaine's ideas
October 7, 2010
kingsmom added this to kingsmom's ideas
October 6, 2010
side rock on hearth
ejw1 added this to ejw1's ideas
October 6, 2010
mosaic's curvy tile...look like this coloring with pops of dark?
Paula B. York added this to paulab's ideas
October 6, 2010
unusual rock fp
susan Mecca-Urbanczyk added this to Design ideas
October 6, 2010
Naia added this to blu_naia's fireplace ideas
October 6, 2010
use of big rock gives a natural look
gbmcclure added this to gbmcclure's ideas
October 6, 2010
Outdoor fire pit.
teris21 added this to teris21's ideas
October 6, 2010
casacarita added this to casacarita's ideas
October 6, 2010
orna added this to orna's ideas
October 6, 2010
רעיון של צביעת חלק מהאח בצבע אחר
Lindi Higginbotham added this to Living Spaces
September 22, 2010
Asymetrical fireplace with interesting textures and materials
samcrown added this to samcrown's Favorites
September 19, 2010
irial added this to Living area
September 19, 2010
piscesfille added this to piscesfille's ideas
September 12, 2010
krethman added this to krethman's ideas
August 27, 2010
like the turn in the stairs, wide stairs, ledge along the wall for decor
anniesco added this to anniesco's ideas
August 24, 2010
the 'WOW!' fireplace
mssnap_65 added this to mssnap_65's ideas
July 11, 2010
bangay added this to bangay's ideas
July 10, 2010
see rock feature next to stairs?
grammie added this to grammie's ideas
June 4, 2010
cheyjones added this to staircases
May 30, 2010
blonde stairs
junia added this to Walker
May 27, 2010
Bringing real stones inside the house! Love this
owuor added this to owuor's ideas
May 27, 2010
Well thought out concept
sueandphil added this to sueandphil's ideas
May 26, 2010
fireplace with rocks
frcci2 added this to frcci2's ideas
May 26, 2010
kathymettler added this to for france
May 26, 2010
off center with seating
jan boeckmann added this to callygirlinmn's ideas
May 24, 2010
I appreciate the lightness of color on the walls and even the wood floor is light...
smccarty added this to smccarty's ideas
May 14, 2010
oh ahh oh ahh this just looks cool
skimchi added this to entry/hallway
April 25, 2010
look in comment section
dreamsadie added this to dreamsadie's ideas
April 13, 2010
basement stairs
guleray added this to guleray
April 8, 2010
David Satterlund added this to dsmdesign's ideas
March 20, 2010
I want a big rock in the living room!
andoy added this to andoy's ideas
March 10, 2010
pennyday added this to Stairs
March 4, 2010
Platform at base of staircase
dithao76 added this to dithao76's ideas
February 27, 2010
fireplace design
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