Stacked Stone Fireplace Pictures... Simply STUPENDOUS!
The stacked stone fireplace pictures featured here showcase the ex- traordinary work of Locati Architects. Based in Bozeman, Montana, the firm's fireplace creations are -- in a word -- STUPENDOUS!
Monumental fireplace design (below) at Moonlight Lodge, Big Sky, Montana
As majestic as the Big Sky country in which they are located, the mon- umental designs include some of the most
spectacular stacked stone ma- sonry fireplaces we have ever seen!
The soaring multi-story extravaganzas that follow are ideal for the vast open interior spaces they anchor.
Note how the randomly placed forward-jutting stones in the fireplace surround pictured below, left, lend visual
and architectural interest to the overall design.
Similarly -- albeit to a lesser extent -- the rustic stone surround pictured below, left, utilizes a handful
of forward-protruding stones for added in- terest. For additional contrast, a rustic wood mantel shelf made from
sal- vaged timber has been incorporated in each of the two designs that fol- low . . . . .
. . . while the design pictured below sports a finely finished "furniture style" wood mantel shelf.
As with the designs in the stacked stone fireplace pictures above, the
fireplace surrounds that follow utilize cut stones in roughly square and roughly rectangular shapes. A sampling
of Locati Architects' emphasis on unique, high quality detailing is shown in these two designs.
For example, the unique mantel shelf below, left, is beautifully crafted from a combination of wood and
hand-forged metal. The elongated corbels, or brackets, that support the rustic timber mantel shelf on the
fireplace at right are also highly unusual.
Pictured below are stone masonry fireplace designs with arched
Once again, the mantel shelf pictured below, left, is finely crafted from wood and hand-forged metal.
As the stacked stone fireplace pic- tures at right and below clearly show, Locati Architects' creativity and
skill extend to the out-of- doors, as well. The majestic moun- tains provide a stunning backdrop for these equally
majestic outdoor stone fireplace designs!