A two-sided stone fireplace united two rooms in this renovated country house

Vintage 1960s two-sided stone fireplace
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Back in the early 1960s, when the owners of this old home decided to expand the space, they wanted something very specific. 

The goal was to marry a modern style with the house’s original Colonial architecture — a contemporary addition, but one that would include the same types of native materials used when the home was first built.

The core of the new addition provided two floors of light-filled space, adding a new facet to the charm of the old house. 

Most of the extra wing was built in a circle shape, with a garden-filled sunroom below, and a new master bedroom above. Additional play of circular forms occurred in the line of carpeted area and patterning of the marble flooring.

Vintage solarium home addition (1961)

The stonework in this house’s new wing was left exposed on the hearth and far wall, matching the fieldstone exterior of the original home.

Long curving lines and the generous use of glass made this room seem larger than it actually was.

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A two-sided stone fireplace sat between the renovated home’s solarium and game room. The fireplace featured a modern style molded plaster hood, and an elevated round marble hearth.

The floor of the addition was one step below the main level of the house, allowing for some extra ceiling height, and making the new rooms level with the outdoor terrace.

Vintage 1960s two-sided stone fireplace
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