Masonry fireplace designs encompass an exciting and exotic array of fireplace styles and looks infused with a wealth of history and culture from around the world. As a prominent architectural element, the traditionally constructed masonry fireplace has been in existence for centuries and continues to be popular with many to the present day . . . . . . . despite its high cost and the availability of numerous lower cost alternatives. Indeed, there appears to be no shortage of masonry fireplace designs, designers and products in today's marketplace.
Whether completely built on site from the ground up, or partially assembled with
precast masonry modular units, there is no denying the beauty, dura-
bility and long lasting value of a ma-
sonry fireplace. It truly is "the ulti-
mate" hearth product!
Due to its importance as both a functional and a decorative element throughout the ages and across
the globe, one can embark on a trek around the world and continually discover a host of masonry fireplace designs in every style and regional variation imaginable . . . . . . .
From the practicality and comfort of a Craftsman style hearth (below left) . . . . . to the massive and rugged stone pile of an Adirondack Mountain retreat (below right).
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From the distinctive Kiva of the American southwest (below left), inspired by the architecture of the native Pueblo Indians . . . to a colorful Spanish Revival tiled surround (below right).
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From the rugged and rustic charm of a log cabin
fieldstone hearth in the Colorado Rockies (below left) . . . . . to the Victorian formality and period ambiance of a hand rubbed
walnut mantel in a New York brownstone (be-
From the beauty and elegance of a Cantera stone mantel in a Mexican casa (below left) . . . to the rich and colorful heritage of a Tudor inspired surround in a London townhouse (below right).
From the charm of a river stone hearth in an English cottage (below left) . . . to the majesty of an elaborately carved limestone and oak chimneypiece in an English manor (below right).
From the casual comfort of a brick and limestone hearth in a Country French farmhouse (below left) . . .
to the dignity and refinement of a lime-
stone trumeau in a French country chateau (below right).
From the simplicity of a primitive wooden mantel shelf and boldly
colored surround in a Bermuda
island retreat (right) . . . . . . .
to the polished splendor of a moulded marble surround in a sumptuous and richly decorat-
ed Venetian villa (below).
Wherever you travel throughout much of the world . . . and throughout the world of fireplace design --
out (right) . . . . you are likely to en-
counter a rich and diverse array of masonry fireplace designs from the distant past to the present. Many,
if not most of these designs are in-
fused with the history and culture of the geographic areas in which they
are found . . . . . including a host of regional variations in outlying areas.
As a result of its age old popularity and ubiquitous presence across much
of the globe . . . and the vast range
of styles and individual looks associat-
ed with it . . . . the masonry fireplace
has truly set the world on fire with a
world of style!
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