Master Bedroom Fireplace

Master Bedroom Fireplace

Some of our clients are purists when it comes to fireplaces-wood burning or nothing at all.  That’s fine, we love wood-burning fireplaces.  Most often there is a mix of fireplaces in the homes we design, some wood burning, and some gas.

I have an old home, the core of which was built from about 1790 to the 1860s.   We have 4 wood-burning fireplaces and I am just not comfortable going to sleep with fire (or embers) burning in my master bedroom fireplace.  Other reasons to have a mix of gas and wood fireplaces are the need to store firewood, dispose of ashes, and the fact that sometimes you just want the ambiance at a moment’s notice.

We often design gas fireplaces so they could be converted to burn wood easily if the homeowners ever changed their minds.  That rarely happens since over the years the look of a gas fireplace has improved to the point that some people can’t tell the difference.

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Photographer: Rob Karosis

By Published On: November 11th, 2019Categories: Miscellaneous0 Comments

About the Author: James Crisp

James M. Crisp has been an architect for well over 30 years. His architectural firm, Crisp Architects, designs projects throughout New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In April of 2007, Taunton Press published 'On the Porch' by James M. Crisp and Sandra Mahoney.

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