Nothing really beats stone when it comes to fireplaces. There’s just something a stone fireplace which you can’t replicate with any other material. Also, stone fireplaces are actually more versatile than they let you believe and can suit a variety of different styles and types of decors, not just rustic and traditional interiors but modern and contemporary ones as well.
First let’s state the obvious: stone fireplaces and rustic interiors go hand in hand. They’re both emanating warmth and coziness so naturally they complete each other in a seamless way. An example is this rustic mountain home by Studio V Interior Architecture and Design, located in Truckee, California.
One of the details which make stone fireplaces so charming is the texture of the material. This is a highly visible detail in the case of fireplaces such as the one designed for this house from Teton Valley, in Wyoming. The house was designed by Peter Zimmerman Architects and has a lot of character, focusing on highlighting the natural beauty of the materials involved in its design.
Stone fireplaces are so charming that this house has two. This is a mountain retreat designed by Flavin Architects and located in Fayston, Vermont. It has large windows, open spaces and a stone wall section with one fireplace on each side: one in the living room and one outside on the porch.
It’s not just the fireplace that’s clad in stone in the case of this mountain retreat from Whitefish, Montana but basically the whole structure, interior walls and everything. This was a project by Centre Sky Architecture and, as you can see, the design is pretty special. Blocks of stone of various shapes and sizes form the walls of this place and as the light falls on them from above, the effect is magical.
Check out how seamlessly this stone fireplace blends into the wood-clad wall of this rustic mountain lodge from Mill Valley, California. The lodge was designed by Michael Rex Architects. Its interior is defined by expansive views of the surrounding landscape and a blend of modern and rustic elements.
The actual star of this mountain retreat from Big Sky, Montana is the massive stone wall which separates the living space from the dining area. A built-in fireplace and a simple mantel give it a lot of character and also make the decor look extra welcoming. The retreat was designed by Locati Architects.
Not all mountain retreats look rustic, as proven by this one. This house was renovated by Berglund Architects and now features a classy, contemporary interior. Elements like the stone fireplace or the wooden ceilings keep some of the original charm of the space alive.
The interior design of this alpine retreat from Big Sky, Montana is casual and at the same time elegant and refined, featuring a mixture of modern and rustic details. The focal point of the living area is a massive stone wall with a fireplace and a firewood storage nook built into it. This was a project by Pearson Design Group.
Rustic with a hint of industrial – this is the perfect combination of styles for a cozy and welcoming mountain retreat and exactly how we’d describe the interior of this home from Montana. Faure Halvorsen Architects put a massive stone fireplace in the living room, taking advantage of the high ceiling.
A traditional fireplace built into a stone wall complements the expansive views which can be enjoyed from this open plan living area designed by Locati Architects for a retreat in Jackson, Wyoming. The interior design seamlessly puts together rustic and modern elements.
Stone fireplaces tend to look imposing and that can sometimes make them overpower the space and make it seem smaller. This was cleverly avoided by Ward-Young Architecture & Planning here by giving this lodge an open floor plan and large windows.
A nice thing about stone fireplaces is that each one is unique. The way in which the stones are arranged, their asymmetrical shapes, the texture and coloring on each piece are all details which make the fireplace a wonderful focal point, no matter how big or small it is. Just look how beautiful this one is. This is a rustic mountain retreat designed by Brooks and Falotico Associates. The stone fireplace is pretty rugged-looking and extends on the second floor where it forms a cozy nook.
Stone and wood make a perfect duo, especially in rustic designs and decors like this one. The stone fireplace in this ski lodge is complemented by solid wood beams, a big mantle and comfortable furniture. It’s a design done by Locati Architects & Interiors. What’s also beautiful here is the fact that the picturesque views become a part of the interior design, being framed by large windows. The tall ceiling is an awesome detail as well.