Thursday, January 21, 2010

Fireplaces in Kitchens

If I was building a dream house, a fireplace in the kitchen would be near the top of my wish list. This kitchen of Canadian designer Brian Gluckstein is my all time favorite. I love the elevated placement of the fireplace surrounded by the beautiful dark wood cabinets and woodwork. Off the the left, not shown, is a gorgeous banquet seating area (more on that in a later post) Source: Canadian House and Home, Feb 2003, photography by Michael Alberstat
Here's another beautiful, traditional fireplace adding ambiance to the kitchen of this older home. Imagine Sunday breakfast here. (photography by Mark Walron, Southern Accents, via All the Best)
The fireplace stands out in this blue kitchen in a Notting Hill home that was for sale last year. If it was lit I think it would give a better sense of its impact in the room.
Do you have a fireplace in your kitchen? If you do, I'd love you to send me a picture so I could so a second post. mynottinghill ( at ) gmail . com

20 comments:

Kathysue said...

I am with you, Oh to have a fireplace in the kitchen. It just makes the kitchen such an inviting place to sit and relax. Kathysue

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

I agree! I would love to have a fireplace in the kitchen. (and a couch) So people could get nice and cozy!
~Amy

Susan Terese said...

my friends mother has a beautiful 2story stone fireplace in her kitchen...it is so cozy and fabulous :)

Jennifer said...

I say YES to as many fireplaces as possible. except maybe a kids' room. If I had a fireplace in the bedroom I might never use my central heat. they just don't build houses like that anymore, do they?

PS, that Accents photo is from Mark Maresca's Charleston house (I can see you loving his work!) and the photog is William Waldron.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

The absolute ultimate luxury, followed of course by fireplaces in the bath.

Red Door Home said...

I am not sure if you can ever have enough fireplaces in a house. Perhaps that is one of my reasons for being drawn to older houses - they tend to have multiple fireplaces. A fireplace in the kitchen would be heaven.

L. Sloan said...

That blue! How brave-would love to paint my kitchen cabinets such a fun color!

nameisgrace said...

i could live in any one of those rooms. literally. just me and my snuggie and i'd be set. haha jk.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

We've got a corner fireplace in the kitchen (actually ten throughout the house). Like all of ours, it doesn't work. It had a coal grate and an unlined chimney. And it was concreted in... . If I had the thousands that it would take to restore them all, I'd do it in a heartbeat. Send winning lottery tix my way please.

Debra Phillips said...

oh, that would be a dream.

there is an inn i stay at in england with a great inglenook fireplace in the kitchen. built in 1350 there are many slashes on the stone sides, especially on the right side. the innkeeper said it is where swords were sharpened and since most people are right handed the right side was deeply gouged....divine!
debra

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Beauty and function! Ah, to have a fireplace and cozy chair in the kitchen--heaven!

little augury said...

Charming and I would love one.

jamesxvi said...
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jamesxvi said...

Hi Michele! We love our fireplace in the kitchen at Garvinweasel, you can see it here.

Leah Moss said...

Michele! I swear that I just added this to my dream home list after falling in love with the same Southern Accents pic. It's one of my favorite kitchens of all times.

So Chic Ago said...

Love fireplaces in the kitchen. And in the dining room, living room, bedroom . . . The more, the cheerier.

victoriafanning said...

I am adding on a conservatory type room to put a large kitchen table. It will have large floor to ceiling windows and and french doors. In the middle I am placing a fireplace that will sit up higher so you can see it over our table. I don't want it to look like it's floating. Got any ideas.

My Notting Hill said...

Victoria Fanning - Hi. Your room sounds wonderful. Belgian Pearls just did a great post that includes alot of elevated fireplaces w/various styles and proportion that might help w/your decision
http://belgianpearls.blogspot.com/2010/02/mantelpieces-in-european-style.html

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Carol said...

To have a fireplace in the kitchen would be magnificent, it would just make the room a lot more comfortable and cosy! I've had my eye on this white marble fireplace but we still need to save up some more money for it. Fingers crossed we'll have it in by the end of the year!

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