Here's a fun timelapse video of us building the fireplace surround. There aren't a lot of photos online (a few dozen maybe?) of freestanding fireplaces with nice big mantels and hearths surrounding them, so we had to be creative while respecting the necessary clearances for combustibles. We used Rockwool insulation, steel studs and concrete board [...]
We are now getting around to the part of your program where Dana’s skills as a decorator really shine. Here is the front foyer with some new art from South Africa and a large clock, naturally.