Architecture + Design

Quint-Essentials | Fetching Firesides

2/26/2015 | Katie Bald
cityhomeCOLLECTIVE

We unveiled our new Quint-Essentials series a few weeks back [wherein we doted on a few choice cookeries], but if'n you need a refresher, here's the skinny: in each Quint-Essentials blog, we'll harp on a few [five, to be exact] of our favorite things. Pools, front doors, backyards, chandeliers…we're slimming down the pickins and giving you the goods. This edition's focus: five of our favorite fireplaces. We've logged a lot of these babies over the years [zing!], so kick back, relax, and let's get all cozy-like.

1) Steve Macdonald Home

This is hands-down one of our favorite featured homes to date--an original Steve Macdonald midcentury modern in Holladay, this beauty is owned today by the same Betty that snapped her up upon completion in 1958. This ceiling-mounted fireplace anchors the sitting area in beautifully harmonious juxtaposition. Just passed that wall of windows--a zen garden, artist's studio, and a drop-to-your-knees-hallelujah! swimming pool. Full story here.

2) Apollo House

We first got sweet on this modern in the Cove when Cody owned it way back when, but the old flame was rekindled when we sold it for a second time last year. Built in 1957, this midcentury beaut has fab views of Mt. Olympus and some truly covetable design. The open floor plan, with steel and glass accents, is perfectly offset by this charred-wood wrapped, double-sided fireplace [that continues through to the basement]. It's one of the dreamiest casas we ever did have the pleasure to know, and this hearth does her some hearty justice. See the full design here

3) J Street

In a sort of blink-and-you-missed-it chain of events, we sold this Aves stunna in record time a few months back [it went under contract the day it listed, to be precise]. The home's exterior had us rubber-neckin' from the start. Stellar woodworking throughout is crowned by the pièce de résistance--a bad-ass custom fireplace by our boys at Project Sunday. The living definition of "fashion and function", this dreamy design doubles as winter warmth/basically the coolest wallpaper we've ever seen. See the sold listing here

4) Eastwood

This Ron Molen number is likely what you'll find in the Encyclopedia Americana under "remodeling done right". This stellar stove pipe fireplace is the cherry on top of this modern casas's perfect blend of masculine and feminine vibes. And those valley views ain't nothin' to shake a stick at, neither. See the full design here

5) Bateman Home

This bodacious home-base is near and dear to our COLLECTIVE hearts as its interior was expertly designed by our own Andrea Beecher. The owners wanted to preserve the integrity of the home during the remodel, and this tasty black fireplace was one of the original bits that translated just swimmingly to the new design [proof that some things are done right the first time]. Clean, white space accentuated by pops of dark wood and metal. Here's to respecting our elders. See the sold listing here.

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