J"The brick was found by the builder of the home in an upstate New York salvage yard. Because not all brick is created equal — having very different looks, textures, and even structural qualities — the builder had the brick fire tested before using it for the inside firebox areas as well as the external masonry,
fireplace with hearth seating and built-ins on top
stone wall and windows
map separated into a grid
A vintage map hides a mounted television in the living room.
brick fireplace with inset tile
The gas fireplace features a local Bruce Grey ledgerock surround and a long poured concrete hearth. Crisply cut hardwood logs aren’t intended for the actual fire; they add a sculptural element and pattern that complement the stone.
display shelf above doorway
tv on a pivot
sliding tv hidden behind fireplace
the middle section of this custom-made bookcase swivels to reveal a built-in TV, so as not to disrupt the cozy, scholarly vibe of the room.
ceiling, track lighting and stone wall.
fireplace and built-ins