European Stone Masonry - Fine stonework since 1985.
Artisan Fireplaces
One-of-a-kind, beautifully crafted,
indoor and outdoor stone fireplaces.
Outdoor fireplace with firewood storage
Outdoor fireplace built into a raised deck
with firewood storage and wing wall
This Raleigh couple wanted a stone fireplace in their new outdoor living area. An Artisan Fireplace was constructed with dry stack building stone and integrated into their raised deck. It has space for firewood storage and a counter top for hearthside cooking.
The wooden deck sits 6' above ground, so the masonry was built up to deck level. The fireplace is self-supporting and fits seamlessly over the decking so that boards can be easily removed for maintenance. The oversize design has a 48" opening, extends 15' across and reaches 16' high from ground level. In this high-traffic area, the hearth edges are rounded.  
Outdoor fireplace built into sitting wall
Traditional style outdoor fireplace with sitting wall as hearth
Stone chimney with 10'' thick cap
Graceful proportions: view of outdoor fireplace above
(fashioned from dry stack fieldstone)
Dry stack building stone fitted very tightly
Natural color variations and patterns enhance hand-chiseled detail.
Stone fireplace with keystone arch
Fireside chats: dry stack fireplace with keystone detailing
Detail of arch and dry stack masonryTwo views of traditional dry stack (define) fireplace above
Detail of fireplace keystone
Stone fireplace with raised hearth
Handsome stone fireplace with raised hearth -
curved hearth hand-carved from 400 lb. blocks of sandstone
Fireplace dimensions: 12' x 9' x 4'
Fireplace hearth hand-carved from blocks of sandstone
Muscular dimensions: 12' wide x 9' high x 4' deep
Stone mantel with hand-carved brackets
Fit and finish: detail of arch and mantel with hand-carved brackets
Outdoor fireplace in granite and bluestone
Design statement: contemporary style outdoor fireplace
Carved bluestone dentil moulding
Black granite and stucco with tumbled, carved bluestone dentil moulding
From fireside chats to bold statements,
your home tells your story. Tell yours in stone.
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Serving Apex, Cary, Chapel Hill, Durham, Garner, Raleigh, Wake Forest & Wendell, NC 
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