Our Favorite FireplacesNovember 29, 2023
During the winter months, as the outdoor air turns crisp and cold, we gravitate to spaces filled with warmth and light whenever we can. Nothing evokes that cozy feeling better than a fireplace. For design purposes, a fireplace provides a lovely focal point for a space, whether intended as a place to curl up with a good book or one for friends and family to gather. It may be gas, electric, or good old-fashioned wood, but in our opinion, there is no space where a fireplace is inappropriate. As we gear up for the long winter ahead, we take a look at some of our favorite recent fireplace projects.
West Newton Hill
This West Newton Hill renovation was designed to create an open flow from the kitchen to the living room. The dramatic stone fireplace is the central attraction in the room, providing a warm and inviting feeling in an otherwise open space. To read more about this project, check out the Winter 2023 issue of Boston Home Magazine HERE.
Residence on Melrose
It’s not every day that you see a fireplace directly next to the kitchen. In this case, the natural wood detail in the fireplace surround, with its unique striped effect, ties into the beams and the beautiful walnut kitchen cabinetry. It creates a cohesive look that ties the living room and kitchen space together. To see this project from beginning to end, check out our “Follow the Build” series HERE.
Most double-sided fireplaces lead from one room to another, but in this case, this spa room fireplace connects the indoors to the outdoors. An award-winning space, this modern prairie-style home features a double-sided stone-clad fireplace surrounded by fully retractable doors, perfectly capturing the spa experience. This extraordinary fireplace is enjoyed almost entirely outdoors in the warm weather and indoors in the cold.