Midvale Courtyard HouseContemporary Living Room, Milwaukee

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Example of a mid-sized trendy formal and open concept dark wood floor and brown floor living room design in Milwaukee with a metal fireplace, white walls, a ribbon fireplace and a wall-mounted tv —  Houzz
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bsurak wrote:October 13, 2013
  • 4219stephanie
    fantastic idea
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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. As the architect of this project, we feel it is important to note that while we appreciate some manufacturer's adding comments to our images, their products were not used on this project. The cut, vertical joints in the photo above are specifically something we avoid use of, as it is clearly not a natural and organic stone application. Sorry to have to point this out, but the original question is what we used on our project - not necessarily an open invitation for various manufacturers of not-that-similar products to make a sales pitch. Thank you.

Mike Meisner wrote:October 11, 2013
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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. Thank you for your question and interest in our work. As the manufacturer notes above, the fireplace model that we specified for this project has been replaced by a newer model. We trust you can find more information about it on their website. Thanks again, and good luck with your project.

  • Alecia Mickelsen

    What material is use for the bench and mantel?


Greg Mortimer wrote:January 6, 2017
  • joycealexanderca

    Fireplace: Are you saying that the grey tile is limestone??


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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. Thank you for your question and interest in our work. Not sure we completely understand your question, but we'll try to provide some information. The hearth is Indiana limestone. This is the large, cut stone below the fireplace. The stone on the wall is a charcoal slate, which is a different topic than the original question. Hope this helps, and thanks again for the question.

Lauren Manfredonia wrote:October 29, 2015
ashur wrote:August 27, 2015
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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. Thank you for your question and interest in our work. The stone on the fireplace a charcoal slate. We've seen similar products from a number of manufacturers. We sourced this from our local tile house, and I cannot recall the exact make. But a quick internet search using slate tile and/or shadow stone will result in numerous options. We recommend taking note of how the panels join on the sides to ensure that the pieces "tooth" together. Good luck with your project.

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    ErthCOVERINGS

    This looks like our Springwood Black 3D. www.erthcoverings.com

kind_spirit wrote:January 30, 2015
  • Ken Hom

    I love the grey stone wall. What material is it and who makes it? Thanks.

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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello, and thank you for your question. The stone on the fireplace is a charcoal slate. There are a number of manufacturers that offer it including RealStone and Norstone. We see it more often on the internet than at local outlets. It typically comes pre-formatted in "tile" layouts. Look out for how the short ends piece together - a flat vertical joint will diminish the stacked stone appearance. Good luck with your project.

pabrams wrote:October 15, 2013
mercy2 wrote:October 15, 2013
  • Jeffrey Chang
    I am definitely interested!!!
  • PRO
    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. Thank you for your question and interest in our work. The stone used on the fireplace surface is a black slate, also sometimes called charcoal slate. There are a number of manufactures that make a similar product. We'd recommend consulting with your local tile shop for their offerings, else the internet. An important detail in our opinion is how the "sheets" of stone come together. We like the pieces to interlock, which makes the seams invisible. Some products have straight cut seems and this diminishes the natural look of the finished product. Thanks again and good luck with your project.

jcoak wrote:June 15, 2015
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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. Thank you for your question and interest in our work. The floating, wall mounted shelves in this image were custom designed and fabricated specifically for this project. There were no pre-manufactured components or solutions used to accomplish shelves of this size. Thanks again.

  • PRO
    Universal slate co ., ltd

    It is black slate material . some clients call it charcoal slate . any needs or question , pls www.rsslate.com. Thanks .

dana_wolf wrote:May 28, 2015
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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello and thank you for your question. All of the furnishings and art are part of the owners' private collection. Thanks again.

  • Thornbury Jazz

    The pillows are made from Kuba cloth (raffia), handwoven and made in the Congo. Easy to research these textiles and interesting to know more about their history.

Karin Lang wrote:May 27, 2015
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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello and thank you for your question and interest in our work. The sideboard, as well as the shelves in the living room, were designed by us and custom built for this space. Thanks again.

  • Karin Lang

    Thank you for the information.

a7k9s wrote:February 24, 2015
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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello and thank you for your question. This is a premanufactured fireplace unit by Regency. The stainless steel frame assembly came as an option with this particular model, which if I recall was P33. We're not sure if this model is still offered by the company, and also not sure if they sell the frame separately to apply to an existing fireplace. But hopefully this gives you a starting point. Thanks again for your question, and good luck with your project.

  • a7k9s

    thanks for your quick response!

Sandra wrote:March 18, 2014
  • angelavalentini
    I believe it's Erth Coverings Springwood Black 3D!
  • PRO
    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. Thank you for your question and interest in our work. This stone finish is a "stacked charcoal slate". There are a number of manufacturers that provide a similar product - it was not Earth Coverings as noted by another commenter. We recommend stopping in to your local tile shop and you should be able to find an equivalent. There are also a number of sources on the internet. Thanks again and good luck with your project.

SAVOE wrote:February 21, 2014
joanrigg wrote:October 27, 2013
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    TVCoverUps
    joan, another option is TVCoverUps. Framed art(including your own), Mirror or Panel adds to the room's decor, with the hidden TV & Entertainment Consoles beneath.
    See how EASY it really is:
  • PRO
    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. Thank you for your question and interest in our work. The wiring is concealed behind the television. The electrical power was precisely located so the tv can plug in directly. And the cable and data lines are routed through conduit in the wall down to the shelves below where equipment can be located. Thanks again.

Thornbury Jazz wrote:June 27, 2017
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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. Thank you for your question and interest in our work. The shelves in this space extend from the fireplace surround to the adjacent wall that is beyond the frame of the image. We designed steel brackets that are attached directly to the studs in the wall. The results are a completely concealed, very strong shelf attachment and support. Thanks again.

Thornbury Jazz wrote:June 22, 2017
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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. Thank you for your question and interest in our work. Although we're not certain the specifics of your question. The wall in this picture encompasses two rooms, and balances the space accordingly. It is roughly 29' from end to end. Thanks again.

dccovey wrote:July 23, 2016
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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. Thank you for your question and interest in our work. The slate pieces here were installed with a combination of a toothed/finger jointed detail, and some were mitered. We agree that the installed results look great. Thanks again.

deanbernstein wrote:April 18, 2016
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    Bruns Architecture

    Hello. Thank you for your question and interest in our work. The built-in cabinets that form the buffet in the dining room are not too exotic - just dark stained wood cabinets and doors made by a local cabinet shop. The finish is matched on the floating shelves in the living room. All of the finishes in our projects are carefully selected and coordinated in comprehensive palettes to work in composition with the overall spatial experience. Thanks again for your question.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

mitchell_parker
Mitchell Parker added this to Houzz Tour: Openness Meets Intimacy in WisconsinSeptember 30, 2013

Bruns refaced the original white brick fireplace with gray stone. Built-in shelving creates activity between the dining and living spaces. The shelving on the left becomes a buffet in the dining room. On the right the shelving takes on the role of hearth and display shelf. Maniaci handled all the interiors, with Bruns collaborating along the way to respond with the appropriate palettes that would work with the furnishings and art. “He was respectful of not wanting to deviate from the design intent of the architecture,” says Bruns. “And I was respectful of their involvement and guidance of how they wanted to address specific material finishes.” Bruns says he likes to think of a house in some respects as a museum. “Not as cold and stark, but as a great backdrop for life and art,” he says. “Rather than painting walls a bunch of vibrant colors, I push for slightly more neutral backdrops so art, furnishings and people who live there become that layer of vibrancy.” Sofa: West Elm; chair: Design Within Reach

What Houzzers are commenting on:

cecilyw
Woolrich Group Designed Renovations added this to HaberstockMarch 11, 2020

Stone from floor to ceiling with floating shelves on one side and base cabinetry on the other side

averma
averma added this to Deer Valley HomeMarch 9, 2020

This firebox look too small for the wall to me.

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