Mike Eramo built our fireplace, shown here. The fireplace he is building for our first home in the Chase Falls Road development will feature the same stone that is in our fireplace, but it will only go up to the mantle, something we think will work better for the scale of the room. A skim coat of plaster and a flat screen TV hookup will sit above the Vermont cherry beam mantle, the same as that featured here, in this next version.
In preparation for the fireplace detail, Mike is contributing to the mess-making outside below. You can also check out the blocking up in the basement.