This week, the fireplace was framed and installed. In our Promenade, we made some adjustments to the living room floorplan — mostly involving the placement of this centerpiece. 1) we moved the fireplace from the front wall to the corner, 2) we had it raised slightly off the floor, and 3) we altered the window arrangement to allow for maximum view: from a triple window on the left of the fireplace and two high transom windows on the right, to a twin set of windows on the left and a twin set of windows on the right. This gives us more symmetry in the room, and creates an excellent place to mount a nice large flat panel TV over the fireplace (where it will be viewable from the living room, the dining room, and the kitchen).
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