Stone fireplace designs -- with their timeless beauty and versatility -- are a popular choice for both indoor and outdoor fire spaces! Stone has been a favored building material for centuries and has been used to create every- thing from cottages to castles . . . . . . .
. . . . . and tombs to temples. It's lasting quality and durability are unparalleled!
Top Left: Stone Cottage by Cooper, Robertson & Part-
Top Right: Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria, Germany
Bottom: The Taj
Mahal, Agra, India
The wide range of colors and textures that can only occur in a material that is manufactured by nature demonstrates why the beauty of stone has inspired artists and architects, alike, for hundreds of years.
Stone naturally occurs in an amazing variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures. That, in conjunction with its ability to be manipulated by man through various finishing processes such as tumbling, honing, or polishing, gives it a versatility and appeal to satisfy virtually every taste!
From the nostalgia and romance of a rustic stone fireplace in a cozy hideaway in the Adirondack Mountain region of Upstate New York . . . . .
to the rugged Rocky Mountain styling of a monumental stacked stone lodge fireplace by Montana-based Locati Architects . . . . .
to the unmistakable artistry of a stone fireplace design by master stone artisan, Lew French, in the two examples pictured below -- including the creative use of driftwood in a stone hearth (below right) for a beach cottage on Martha's Vineyard . . . . .
to the timeless elegance and old world splendor of a hand-carved lime-
stone or marble mantel or surround from Francois & Co. in a country house . . .
or the exquisite handcarved detailing of a superbly crafted townhouse mantel by DMS Studios in New York . . . . .
to the undeniable artistry and craftsmanship of an exceptional Arts and Crafts, or Craftsman Style, fireplace surround designed by California-
based Ewing Architects (below left) or North Carolina-based Vesta Masonry (below right) . . . . .
OR, alternatively, a unique, one of a kind antique surround from Westland London . . .
or a stunning antique reproduction of a marble fireplace surround at Versailles by European-based Montefizi. . . . .
to the chic sophistication of a sleek
contemporary design fireplace from French designer and manufacturer, Chazelles, in an urbane apartment . . . . .
the diverse range of stone types and finishing options provides a veritable treasure trove of different looks and styles from which to choose.
As a building material for outdoor fireplaces, stone has no equal. It is extremely durable and virtually maintenance-free. It is designed to withstand the harshest of elements with minimal wear. Frequent exposure to sun and rain will not fade or discolor it. As it weathers over time, its beauty and character are only enhanced.
From the standpoint of lasting quality, durability, and timeless beauty, you will never go wrong with a stone fireplace design for your home or patio. It will add real value to your home and provide countless hours of enjoyment for you and your family each year!
As the largest and most popular fireplace type featured on this website, our extensive collection of stone fireplace designs has been carefully arranged in a convenient online Guide for quick and easy reference. With more than 2,000 inspiring fireplace photos, virtually every stone type and design style is covered. The Stone Fireplace Designs Guide is the fastest way to navigate the myriad of stone hearth categories and topics featured on our site. It is specifically designed to help you find the stone and style that is right for you in the shortest time possible! To access the Guide, simply click here or go to the "Stone Design Guide"
tab on the navigation bar along the left side of any web page on this site.
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