Category Archives: hearths and mantels

backyard waterfall

In the hilly terrain of the San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve seen countless backyards that slope up steeply behind the house. More often than not, this portion of the yard is left to its own wild devices, which can be … Continue reading

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an inspiring hearth

A fireplace provides a sense of warmth that is both tangible and emotional. Gathering around the hearth in the wintertime evokes a primal feeling of safety and security; and in most American homes, the hearth area functions as a dominant … Continue reading

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