Masonry Work and Fireplace: Done
A few weeks back, I posted an update about our new place showing the installation of the windows in most* spots (The asterisk is because not all the windows are in...as we're still waiting on a few of the more 'fancy' ones...) and how that felt like real progress. And there's been even more progress lately including the installation (do you call it that?) of the fireplace and chimney. This one you see above is in what I think is going to be my favorite spot in the house: our screened porch.
You'll note the the cables come out of the center of the masonry work above the fireplace, so one of the first jobs is going to be finding a tv that will work out there and getting it hung. The room isn't huge, but I'm thinking Nat will do a great job finding the right seating mix where we can hang as a family out there and also where we can entertain folks. And, frankly, something that I can take a Saturday afternoon nap on while watching some sports...
The chimney work took a while and the guys who were doing it were skilled craftsmen. Here's a look from the ground at how it peeks out from behind the house that you can see at the bottom of this post.
I've covered our various fireplaces here on the blog before. The full set of posts is here. Here's a post showing the mantle we built on one of our old direct vent fireplaces. And here's a look at our first outdoor fireplace box. And, finally how our old basement fireplace was situated in the corner.
These new ones are, notably, our first masonry fireplaces. And, yes...Nat was right. She fought to keep this in and seeing them 'in real life', I'm so glad that she did.