It is the showpiece of many a home, in Lake Anna or Northern Virginia. Even some of the Plum Tree custom designs feature it. It is the fireplace and hearth. Generations of home designs have featured the hearth as a sign of prestige, stability, and comfort.
The use of bricks, stones, or other aggregate coverings gives any room a rustic feeling. It also sets an ambience as a warm crackling fireplace on a cold day can be an indispensable comfort when coming out of the cold.
The Traditional Stone Facade
When most people think of the fireplace, they think of the traditional stone/aggregate design, sometimes with a mantle. This is the classic look and whether you go with gas or a log fire, it does not go out of style.
Traditional Fireplace Design Gallery
Stone Facade Gallery
Even the stone finish choices themselves are unique and appealing to the eye. In this gallery a number of common styles are included showcasing the versatility of what you can do with a conservative stone mantle and fireplace. The stones can be geometric or they can appear more natural. You can also intersperse a number of different colors to help blend with floors and furniture.
Other Fireplace Resources
Here is some more information on fireplaces and their benefits.
Video on Fireplace Design
This is quick slideshow shows a number of conservative styles for your hearth or fireplace. It is a great resource to get ideas for your custom Lake Anna home.
Article: “Pros and cons of different types of fireplaces”
from Angies List
This is pulled from the Angie’s List website. Here is a quick and simple guide to give you positives and negatives of different fireplace options.
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