ISSUE 50  |  White Christmas

Architect Visit: Remodelista Architect/Designer Fireplace Roundup

December 18, 2011 7:04 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

Frank Lloyd Wright believed that the hearth was the center of a home and often anchored the living spaces of his houses with monumentally scaled fireplaces. In this roundup, we visit a collection of fireplaces from the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory, which illustrate this simple but important point. To see more fireplaces, visit the Fireplaces Gallery in the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory.

Above: This frameless fireplace by Studio Tim Campbell becomes the main feature of the wall. Photography by Karyn Millet.

Above: In this modern barn renovation by Specht Harpman Architects, the corner fireplace opens onto both the living and dining areas. Photography by Michael Moran.

Above: Glass on either side of this fireplace in this Washington State mountain retreat by DeForest Architects emphasizes its central location in the house. Photography by Ben Benschneider.

Above: The slate surround of this modern fireplace is echoed by the minimalist style of the painting above in this New York townhouse designed by Rees Roberts + Partners (interiors) and Steven Harris Architects (architecture). Photography by Elizabeth Felicella.