A fireplace can instantly add warmth and atmosphere to a home. Standing strong in an interior, a fireplace adds presence through design and materiality.

3 Contemporary Stone Fireplaces

Stone is a natural material that has been used to finish fireplaces for centuries. Depending on the type of stone and format a fireplace can take on a rustic, charming aesthetic or a striking modern look. These 3 contemporary stone fireplaces illustrate how you can use this traditional material in a modern interior.

1.  Orlando Residence

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Bolzano Stone Fireplace by JSA.LA

In a modern bachelor pad, June Street Architecture has used Bolzano sandstone to clad a contemporary fireplace offering a timeless and clean aesthetic. The stone has been threaded through the home on other volumes including a large, central spin wall that runs the entire space of the interior.

Read more about this project by JSA.LA here

2. Inner-city House

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Honed Bluestone fireplace by AM Architecture

Framing this inner-city home’s living space is a honed bluestone fireplace with a plinth that continues around the room. AM Architecture has carried through the neutral materials and color palette with a dark charcoal feature wall, black window frames and a concrete floor.

3. Glassford Residence

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Chalford stone fireplace by Alison Dodds Architect

Alison Dodds Architects have used a single palette in this contemporary extension drawing the flooring material up into the fireplace. The warm grey tones and heavily distressed finish of the Chalford Limestone enrich the space amongst the restrained color palette.

Read more about this project by Alison Dodds Architect here