Wood-burning fireplaces are in style. Here are two beautiful fireplaces, finished in stone, at one of our current homes in progress.
Basement fireplace with a mantel built (by the homeowner!) with logs from clearing the home site:
Main level fireplace with stone and a marble mantel:
Wood or gas, a nice fireplace is a focal point in a room and provides warmth and atmosphere.
A few more from our recent homes: