Fully Fitted Fireplace
A new home always brings changes. In this case, most of the changes were to the front room. A lava rock fireplace, large and dark, overwhelmed a smaller living room. The Cullicots decide to start over completely, demolishing the existing surround and leaving only the firebox itself intact.
The custom cabinetry surrounds the hearth and defines it's function. On one side with glass doors offered more glassware storage for the dining area with a more casual open shelving for the living space on the other.
The marble hearth and surround gives a more formal look, one that is appropriate to the antique furnishings of the new owners. The new paint colors, trim and crown molding emphasize the effect.