Cool fireplace built by mason Lew French - Fine Homebuilding

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Cool fireplace built by mason Lew French

comments (3) November 20th, 2008 in Project Gallery
Click To Enlarge Photo: Chuck Bickford

Big stone fireplaces tend to be monolithic, unless they're the creation of Martha's Vineyard, Mass., mason Lew French. French's definition of rock leaps from boulder to pebble to ledge and beyond. Given free rein by the homeowners, French created a fireplace incorporating lichen-encrusted fieldstone, reclaimed stone slabs, and driftwood stacked as sensibly-and as randomly-as if it had occurred in nature. Along the way, French reinterpreted classic fireplace elements, from display niches to a detached hearth.


posted in: Project Gallery, , living room, masonry, stonework, fireplace

Comments (3)

dimensionalstone dimensionalstone writes: Mr. Lew French , beautiful work!I seen one of your out door patios -amazing , the passion shows . Your random rubble mixed with the slabs -brilliant. A building made in that style with cornice , green men , & elements of architecture would rock!I'd love to help. vc_stonemason@hotmail.com
Posted: 2:00 pm on March 24th

pihed pihed writes: Does Lew French do work off Island?
Beautiful Job.
Posted: 1:40 pm on November 24th

meshemaine meshemaine writes: Love Lew French's work...especially the use of the driftwood.
This guy is an artist!
Posted: 9:13 am on November 24th

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