This fireplace is the center of a grand scale living room of a Craftsman home. The client’s primary concern was eliminating the raised hearth (trip hazard) and integrating it with the original details of the room, which were many.
Brick veneer lends an earthy tone to the firebox edge.
The original heath trim was salvaged and laid into the floor.
The stone folds up and into the firebox, providing a spot for the materials to land.
No longer a trip hazard, the fireplace is more easily integrated into living with a young family.
Original fireplace with terracotta tile and a raised hearth