Added to 423 ideabooks Last comment "great idea for the fireplace a little stone and new ledge"
dramatic stone fireplace, the focal point of a rustic, lodge-style living room in a converted barn attached to an 1849 Greek Revival farmhouse. The chimney presents an elegant profile of white stucco. Part of a larger project for the television series "This Old House," the Rumford style fireplace features
the same stone -- a honed black granite. If you look at another of my projects "Marin County House" you can find a similar fireplace and the image gives you a better sense of the detail. The outer frame of the surround is the 3/4" thick stone turned on it's edge - it sits proud of the face by 3/4" - 2"
by the stone company. But I was concerned about the room appearance at night when you have walls of black windows and now a black fireplace wall. However I have gorgeous countertops similar to the verde butterfly within 15' of the FP that I don't want to compete with the FP so perhaps the honed black
thicker stone than in the image above. The mantle is typically 2" thick and uses a concealed embedded steel angle to bracket back to the wall. Thanks for the question and good luck.
European stone fireplace mantles grace the family room and master bedroom fireplaces. Interior doors with glass knobs reclaimed from the original house located at the property. Two large terraces utilize used brick salvaged from at least 15 different locations. Courtyard fountain is tiled using recycled