When a home owner of a lake shore home contacted us to address their great room wall and fireplace we couldn’t turn it down.
There were some creative challenges to overcome. The current fireplace chimney had random granite stones speckled across a plastered fireplace chimney that we cleverly integrated with our design direction. Our goal was to take the current wallpaper side walls and adorn it with slats of carefully selected wood species and finishes that complimented the stones and the adjacent mill work. In addition, we added a much needed mantel made from a reclaimed wood beam with matching recessed light soffit and an integrated pull-out television set cabinet with firewood storage below. The fireplace facade was also addressed with a hand-honed blackening finish technique with metal strapping and rivet details.
Overall, this home addition brought to life a dated plaster/stone fireplace using natural materials, finishes and special attention to detail.