Sporadic updates on the renovations of my 1924 Spanish colonial revival house in Coconut Grove, Florida. One less "mcmansion" in the Grove. Mostly not great quality iPhone photos. Ghastly editing too.
Jan 24, 2012
Living room fireplace ~ tear apart and re build
My new firebox made with reclaimed vintage brick
The living room when we purchased the house
Well, to nobody's surprise the original fireplace was not in great condition. Luckily we found the world's best fireplace artasan ...look at the close up photo of the firebox he hand made. He slices old vintage 'chicago brick' and lays it in a herringbone pattern. I love the rosy color. Next week the mantel goes up....