I blame my obsession with fireplaces on Charles Ingalls and his little house on the prairie. That’s right, before there was Chip and Joanna Gaines, there was Charles Ingalls. He built the original open floor design with that little house. My love for fireplaces and images of family members gathering was formed in that television series. Today, I am on a mission to create an open floor plan with a two story fireplace.
I described the status of our living room/family room wall plan here. All I want to do is knock out the center wall, that separates the living and family rooms, to create a (dual sided, floor to ceiling stone) fireplace.
My husband and I hired an architect to see if a two story, dual sided fireplace would work for that space. We decided it was the worth the cost to hire a professional to confirm our plans. I pulled a few images from Pinterest and Houzz to share with our architect before our initial meeting.
This is the rendering of the living room wall my husband and I chose to share with contractors for estimates. We also found a great service at our local Home Depot where we could have a contractor scope the wall for electrical, duct and plumbing
Unfortunately, if early estimates from contractors are correct, I may be looking at a fireplace with an electrical cord.
For now I have this view from my living room which makes me happy and content (until I decide to take out the wall myself). Just kidding … or am I ?