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The Incredible Stonework and Art of Lew French

comments (0) April 22nd, 2014 in Blogs
rwotzak Rob Wotzak, Web Producer

This asymmetrical fireplace by Lew French has a sculptural feel. The big stones are from an abandoned quarry, and the small stones are fieldstone.
French designed this small building and the surrounding landscape in the Adirondacks.
A sculpture incorporated into the Adirondack landscape.
Another split sculpture by French in the Adirondacks.
For over 30 years, Lew French has been creating one-of-a-kind works in stone and other materials.
French created this sculpture in 2012 for a client he began working with 20 years ago.
The clients wife liked Frenchs sculpture so much that she asked him to create another. He made this one climbable for their grandchildren.
The fountain sculpture outside Oracle in Massachusetts.
This driftwood-and-stones piece hangs in the Marthas Vineyard Hospital.
This asymmetrical fireplace by Lew French has a sculptural feel. The big stones are from an abandoned quarry, and the small stones are fieldstone.Click To Enlarge

This asymmetrical fireplace by Lew French has a sculptural feel. The big stones are from an abandoned quarry, and the small stones are fieldstone.


For over 30 years, Martha's Vineyard resident Lew French has been creating one-of-a-kind works in stone and other materials.

In the gallery above, we've collected an assortment of photos of structures, fireplaces, and sculptures designed and built by Lew.

You can also read an interview with Lew French in our Tailgate department from the 2014 annual HOUSES issue of Fine Homebuilding magazine.

Plus, see some of his iconic stonework featured in a custom home on Martha's Vineyard which won the 2014 Fine Homebuilding HOUSES Editor's Choice Award.


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