Fireplaces: Timeless Warmth
All of the fireplaces I create have a timeless quality about them. That quality is the sum of all the subtleties that make a fireplace a feature in your homes, much like a fine piece of furniture. It starts with good design and pleasing proportions, an artistic blend of form and function.
For me, building a fireplace is like fitting stones together in a wall. It is that kind of harmony that I want to achieve for you. The mortar joints of my fireplace are thin and elegant. The bricks or stones seem to flow together creating a surface that your eyes can follow effortlessly.
There are no thick chunky joints to break up the form. In addition, the mortar itself can be colored to achieve an old-time effect. Then the proportions of the structure bring the whole unit together.
I will work with you to create a design that fits your needs and that is wonderful to look at — even without a fire in it! This exciting part of the whole process is limited only by your imagination. My crew and I will travel almost anywhere to build a fireplace and we welcome and use local help. I give details about a few of the fireplaces I’ve built on the next page.
Not only do my fireplaces warm the soul, they are functional cookers. I can install iron swing cranes that hold pots, and irons that have grills. You can even have a brick oven along the side, to try your hand at pies and pizzas.
Choose the appropriate material. Bricks can be antique bricks salvaged from old buildings, or a new restoration type. Other materials include granite, marble, slate, soapstone, Verdi Antique (a type of marble unique to Vermont), stone, or tile.