The beams, the light and the hearth of the home sitting proudly - do love this.
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Beaux R'eves: Selling The House~Staging the Kitchen Hearth Room
Divide a large space without losing the openness by adding in a two sided fireplace
I like the transition for the hallway to each room downstairs, it's a nice break between each room even if the doorways remain open. Back door into dining room?
Antique Tile Fireplace Ideas | Reclaimed Tile Company
Kitchen/hearth room. @Rob Cawte Malone I picture you with a more sleek design but I think a layout a long the lines of this may work good in your house.
Charnwood Island 1 on honed granite hearth with oak fireplace beam.
Kitchen organising idea #5: Make use of any empty space – the hearth of an old fireplace is perfect for books | #IKEAIDEAS from @yvestown and #IKEAFAMILYMAGAZINE
Log burner - Would look great in my house