Home Is Where The Hearth Is
At the end of our dining room stands a beautiful stone fireplace. The outside chimney and the interior of the fireplace is lined with brick. The facade facing the dining room is decorated with Maine granite blocks and cobblestones, smooth rocks and sentimental trinkets we collected over time from our favorite Maine beaches. Although, it is not a massive fireplace, everyone loves it. It complements the furnishings in the room, it works like a charm (You can even string roast a duck in it), it’s delightful to gaze upon and it keeps us warm and enchants us all winter. It was built by two of my favorite men: Ben Cable, local brick mason and brick oven designer and Lenny Van Gaasbeek, a true Maine artist who has a special affinity for stone. Of course, when I decided to build a pizza oven, I knew who to call.