We made the Tan Limestone “Header Pieces” above the opening with a slot in the back to cover the “supporting I Beam”. This feature, along with the tan opening edge support pieces, gave this opening a very strong, original appearance. These pieces were bush hammered to make them look very old. This tied the “old and new” together very well.
The rustic kitchen looks so good with stone surrounding it. The exposed beams and ceiling floor boards fit so well also.
Stone fireplaces are a very important part of this house and fit in so well with wood beams, ceilings and floors. The interior stone is the same blend as the exterior, which is:
20% Nova Creek Black Granite
15% Nova Creek Black Granite w/ brown
35% Brown Limestone
20% Tumbled Harvest Gold Limestone
10% Tigerstripe Limestone
They all had the bed face exposed and were mostly random in shape.
Stone walls look so nice beside timber frame beams and openings into other rooms.
With many horses in the pastures outside, its not surprising to find the horse picture on the fireplace. The used, but cleaned, barn beam mantle fits the setting well. The 4″ thick hearth pieces gave John and Erica the beefy appearance they wanted.
Another nice fireplace, with a hewn mantle. The rustic ceiling boards and hand hewn barn beams fit the theme so well. John has crews of talented timber frame installers and wood fitters to complete the carpentry end of his projects. This is indeed a real show home for him.