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Mike Wolfe 8/28/19 9:28 AM 7 min read

Featured Project: Natural Stone Fireplace in Maine

The increased popularity of natural stone fireplaces has been fueled by the outdoor living trend. Once thought of as secondary, architects, developers, and builders are now including outdoor living spaces as a way to add value and functionality to residential projects. One of the most common features is a fireplace. 

Natural Stone Fireplace

Outdoor Living Space by Stone Solutions Maine

We discovered this project on Instagram (@delgadostoneusa) and contacted the team at Stone Solutions Maine (@stonesolutionsmaine) to see if they would be willing to share some pictures and a little more information. 


Natural Stone Fireplace 

This residential project was the vision of the homeowner and executed by Stone Solutions Maine. Our American Mist stone veneer was chosen for the fireplace exterior and the foundation of the benches. 


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American Mist Featured on the Fireplace and Benches


We were thrilled to see our stone selected for this project and the outstanding craftsmanship that tied in all the parts of the job with the natural surroundings. The granite used for the benches, hearth, and boxes is from Swenson Granite and Genest Concrete while the pavers (Colonial Cobble with a black pearl border) and our American Mist stone veneer came from  Gagne & Son, the largest supplier of Delgado Stone products in Maine. 


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Stone Masonry: Pavers, Benches, and Stone Veneer


One of the most common questions regarding fireplaces and stone veneer is what to do at the firebox. The use of a dark stone veneer, American Mist, allowed for the use of corners along the edge and top of the opening without concern to too much discoloration. A lighter color may have been impacted by the smoke and become noticably darker over time. In some cases people choose to bring the stone to the edge of the firebox opening without wrapping into it. 

Fireplace Project Recap

Location: Scarborough, Maine

Masonry & Stonework: Stone Solutions Maine

Stone Veneer: American Mist

Authorized Dealer: Gagne & Son 

Photography Credit: Lightwork Photography (Janet Barrett)


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