Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Chimneys

The holiday season is upon us once again and nothing says home for the holidays quite like a chimney: hearth and home afterall, right? I'll be posting some of my favorite fireplaces and chimneys in the upcoming month and thought I'd start with this unusual double chimney here in the Kalorama neighborhood of DC. Notice the plaque as well as the different brick treatments: such great detail! I wonder if the right hand chimney is decorative or houses a mechanical flue of some kind as it doesn't have the same chimney cap as the left hand one? Also notice the unusual dormer tucked deep into the roofline.

8 comments:

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

I really like unusual chimneys and the obvious attached fireplaces and was disappointed that I no longer had one. Considering the recent earthquake nearby, I'm glad I don't.
That dormer has a romantic. old movie look about it.

Marcy said...

That double chimney is amazing - what detail! I've featured your blog today at stylesson. And I look forward to more of your posts about chimneys and fireplaces.

Terry said...

Perfect for Hexa-Santa. Happy Thanksgiving.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Kerry -it is such a good place to have fun on an exterior of a house. it's already a focal point!
Marcy -thanks so much for the mention!
Terry -you made me spit up my tea I laughed so hard!

Kwana said...

I love chimneys! Looking forward to these posts. Happy Thanksgiving.

Rose C'est La Vie said...

So much in this one photograph to savour, thank you Stefan!

ChipSF said...

S -
I love it when you shine a spotlight on some wonderful detail or other! More please.

Annie at PlumSiena said...

I love seeing the beautiful details and look forward to more!