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: