One-of-a-kind, beautifully crafted,
indoor and outdoor stone fireplaces.
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.
Traditional style outdoor fireplace with sitting wall as hearth
Graceful proportions: view of outdoor fireplace above
(fashioned from dry stack fieldstone)
Natural color variations and patterns enhance hand-chiseled detail.
Fireside chats: dry stack fireplace with keystone detailing
Two views of traditional dry stack (define) fireplace above
Handsome stone fireplace with raised hearth -
curved hearth hand-carved from 400 lb. blocks of sandstone