Location: Raleigh, NC
Size: 378 sq. ft.
Masonry Used: 21 tons of stone, sand, brick, block, concrete, and mortar.
Submitted by: European Stone Masonry LLC
These Raleigh homeowners were expanding their deck and wanted a stone fireplace in their new outdoor living area. The fireplace is constructed with dry stack building stone and integrated into a raised deck.
It has an area for firewood storage and a counter top for hearthside cooking. A wing wall abuts to a stone step and path and is tied to an existing wall.
The wooden deck sits 6' above ground, so the masonry (stone and block) was built up to deck level. The fireplace is self-supporting and fits seamlessly over the decking so that boards can be easily removed for maintenance.
The oversize design has a 48" opening, extends 15' across and reaches 16' high from ground level. It's made from sandstone that's quarried in Tennessee. In this high-traffic area, the hearth edges are rounded.
Masonry Contractor: Joe Valles, European Stone Masonry LLC
- Masonry Supplier: Pat Lynn, The Stone Center of Carolina,Durham