One last photo of the log and stone cabin to share. This is of the finished chimney… made out of solid stone. Pretty nice isn’t it?
Our small city offers a tour of new homes each year and I normally go out to see what is being built by the other area builders. This last time I don’t recall seeing a single house that had a real masonry chimney. A few of them had wood sided chimneys, and one had a chimney that was brick veneered to look like a real chimney. Geez.
I never thought I’d see the day that ANY home came without a real chimney. And now NONE of them do. The transition was quick… over the course of a decade… and now no one questions how we have lost a central feature of all homes going back centuries in time.
I guess it’s all about priorities.
I did see some pretty floors… even though they were a sixteenth of an inch thick veneer. And there was some mighty fancy trim work… even though it was foam. And look! here’s a remote for the fireplace!
Originally posted 2015-03-22 10:39:55.