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#livingroomgoals at our listing 56 Downing Avenue with its beautiful fireplace, built-ins and lots of natural natural light.

from Better Homes and Gardens

Style-Setting Architectural Features

Fireplace Surround A fireplace wall is often a home's architectural signature. Here, a surround of marble and millwork blends with painted paneling and built-in shelves. Designing millwork with symmetry, such as the bookshelves on either side of the fireplace, makes a strong traditional statement

from This Old House

Outdoor Rooms as the Perfect Staycation Destinations

A fireplace, built from cinder blocks, lined with fireproof brick, and coated with stucco, can anchor an entertainment area. Cubbies on either side serve as sitting walls. Similar to shown: Outdoor Fireplace kit, from about $3,200 from Eldorado Stone. | Photo: Tria Giovan