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9 Fabulous Fireplaces

Your home's fireplacement is serious business. In this photo gallery we share 9 of the all-time best fireplaces to heat up any timber home.

Bluestone is used as the fireplace material in this contemporary Canadian timber frame. A simple Douglas fir mantel mimics the structural beams. Photo by Vince Klassen.

Bluestone is used as the fireplace material in this contemporary Canadian timber frame. A simple Douglas fir mantel mimics the structural beams. Photo by Vince Klassen.

Locally quaried stone was used for the fireplace in this wide-open timber-frame barn. Photo by Linda Hall.

Locally quaried stone was used for the fireplace in this wide-open timber-frame barn. Photo by Linda Hall.

The hand-hewn timbers perfectly frame the fireplace in this cozy sitting area. Photo by Heidi Long.

The hand-hewn timbers perfectly frame the fireplace in this cozy sitting area. Photo by Heidi Long.

The stunning stacked-stone fireplace creates an instant focal point in this 850-square-foot Montana timber frame. Photo by Heidi Long.

The stunning stacked-stone fireplace creates an instant focal point in this 850-square-foot Montana timber frame. Photo by Heidi Long.

A cozy alternative to the soaring great room hearth, this one-story fireplace is the perfect size for this casual Montana getaway. Photo by Heidi Long.

A cozy alternative to the soaring great room hearth, this one-story fireplace is the perfect size for this casual Montana getaway. Photo by Heidi Long.

The simplicity of this corner fireplace, paired with the soaring ceiling and multiple windows, brings a feeling of openness to this great room. Photo by Roger Wade.

 The simplicity of this corner fireplace, paired with the soaring ceiling and multiple windows, brings a feeling of openness to this great room. Photo by Roger Wade.

Rocks, anchored in place from behind, fit together like puzzle pieces in this elegant dining room. Photo by Heidi Long.

Rocks, anchored in place from behind, fit together like puzzle pieces in this elegant dining room. Photo by Heidi Long.

A Russian stove, in which the masonry above the fire absorbs heat and radiates it into the home, can warm this entire Colorado home on most winter days. It also provides a striking centerpiece to the main floor. Photo by Roger Wade.

The owners of this Wyoming home dreamed of a frontier style home and this lodge-inspired hearth helps achieve that aesthetic. Photo by Roger Wade.

A dual-sided stone hearth connects the great room and master bedroom suite in this Virginia timber home. The intricate beam work pairs perfectly with the wood built-ins.

A dual-sided stone hearth connects the great room and master bedroom suite in this Virginia timber home. The intricate beam work pairs perfectly with the wood built-ins.