Stone corner fireplaces are truly the cornerstones of a room. Whether the stones are round or flat, В smooth or coarse, В or a combination of varying sizes, shapes and textures. a stone corner hearth has a commanding -- and cozy -- presence!
Murphy & Company Design
Pictured below is the living room of "Brookside," a romantic country cottage overlooking Lake Michigan. Designed by SALA Architects, with offices in Stillwater and Minneapolis, Minnesota, this charming getaway retreat is anchored by a rugged stone hearth. Rising from floor to ceiling, it features a striking arrangement of natural boulders and rounded stones in a variety of sizes. A massive stone lintel carries much of the weight overhead. It is supported by a large stone slab to the right of the firebox opening and a series of stacked stones on the left which, in turn, rest on a raised stone hearth -- also supported by boulders beneath it.
A definite attention grabber, this striking stone pile extends to an adjoining outdoor patio. В В As shown below, the stonework wraps around the outside corner of the building to include a second firebox and chimney flue!