At the beginning of this Sand Lake cottage renovation, we were given several magazine photographs and asked to use these as inspiration for projects both inside and out. These included a kitchen feature with two stone piers connected by a self-supporting arch, a 30 foot great room fireplace and a barbecue island on the lakefront terrace. Spanning the winter of 2015 and the following spring, the project posed several challenges including sourcing the appropriate stone, as well as producing individual elements that our clients had identified including the barn beam mantle, and cut stone fireplace surround.
The local Sandstone was built in a snecked style, with each stone pitched, but left in random shapes whenever possible for added visual interest. The fireplace surround is cut from Ohio Sandstone.