Friday, September 3, 2010

Fireplace Boondoggle!

Earlier this spring, GEORGE started working with a lovely client in Manhattan Beach on a fireplace remodel. The raised hearth fireplace with masonry surround (pictured below), was original to the 1970s house.

Here is a wider view of the room with the original fireplace...

After considering several options, the client decided to go with a carved travertine fireplace mantle and surround from a local distributor. With the new surround in mind, demo work commenced...

Indoor jackhammering was pretty cool!

And the raised hearth was gone, just like that! Next up, build a new smooth wall on top of the masonry, including a concealed channel for the TV wiring... (sorry - didn't get any photos of that part!)

And at last, the new travertine surround gets installed...

And would you believe... IT IS THE WRONG ONE!!! Since we get a redo... what do you think?! Should it be wider, less mantle, more curves... what do you think??

Happy Friday!

1 comment:

  1. Wow!! It looks great- but if I were to do it over, I might make the mantle a little more substantial. Or make the whole thing a bit wider. I think a little bigger on the mantle and/or fireplace surround would balance out the TV well.
    And I like the clean lines of the design. I wouldn't necessarily go for any curves unless your client wants them.


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