The wood fireplaces mantles featured here come from some of the finest architects, designers and artisans working in the United States today. Designed and executed with meticulous attention to detail, they reflect Old World craftsmanship at its present-day best!
Library Fireplace Above by
Harrison Design Associates
Among the top architectural design firms in the U.S. is Atlanta-based Harrison Design Associates. The firm
specializes in classically-inspired de-
signs. Meticulous attention to detail is a hallmark of their work, as clearly evi-
denced in the fireplaces mantles pic-
tured at left and below.
The richly finished library surround that follows is also by Harrison Design Associates. It features a pair of
Tuscan columns supporting an
ture, or series of horizontal members capped by the mantel shelf. A finely paneled overmantel rises from the mantel shelf to the coffered ceiling. Beautifully veined dark marble is used for both the hearth and the firebox surround.
Hull Historical is an architectural millwork company that specializes in the design and creation of historically accurate mouldings, paneled walls, fireplaces mantles, cabinetry, doors and windows. Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the firm is nationally renowned for custom architectural elements crafted from wood. The elegant, meticulously detailed Georgian Style fireplace mantel and overmantel pictured below is a fine example of the firm's outstanding work!
Pictured at left and below are finely crafted fireplaces mantles and over-
mantles by Zepsa Industries. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, the com-
pany specializes in architectural wood-
work, paneling, cabinetry, furniture, nautical or marine interiors, and monu-
mental stairs. Founded in 1981, Zepsa has been serving a veritable "who's who" of the country's leading architects, interior designers, building contractors, and mega yacht builders. Classically - inspired and beautifully crafted, the two designs featured
here provide a sampling of the firm's vast repertoire of finely detailed work.
The coastal town of Ipswich, Massachusetts, is home to another out-
standing -- albeit smaller -- cabinet shop. Aptly named Ipswich Cabinetry has a team of skilled artisans that work in the tradition of the finest cus-
tom cabinetmakers. The finely crafted corner fireplace design with built-
ins, pictured below, features a series of raised panels, open shelving, and raised panel drawer fronts. An elegant crown moulding echos the detailing of the mantel shelf.
The richly carved and finished fireplaces mantles that follow are styled after Old World European designs. The
stunning hooded fire-
place pictured at left is from Pine-
crest custom wood products, based
in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Crafted
from mahogany, it is among a col-
lection of approximately 300 designs inspired by a broad range of styles
and motifs from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Since each design is custom made, Pinecrest can create one for you that meets your exact specifications and needs.
The striking inglenook fireplace design pictured below is by architect Scott Wynn. Based in the San Francisco Bay
area, Mr. Wynn's firm maintains an in-house workshop for the fabrication of furniture, fixtures and various de-
tails that are incorporated in his architectural designs. The design that follows is crafted from Honduras mahogany and features meticulous hand-
carved detailing on the "legs" of the fireplace, as well as on the richly pan-
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