Lots of homes here in the boiling metropolis of Phoenix are equipped with fireplaces, for the same reason earth is equipped with Kim Kardashian — to serve no useful purpose that I can deduce other than to look nice. Is that also the case in Tennesee? The fireplace thing? Or are fireplaces a necessity there?
I wouldn’t know, but what I do know is that while Tennesee dwellers Raney and her husband may or may not have needed a fireplace, they definitely needed more style in their living room.
So they replaced the brick with stacked stone, installed a new firebox and a marble hearth and added a set of built-in bookcases to give the whole set-up some much needed width. (Insert your own Kim Kardashian joke here.)