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97+ Modern Fireplace Ideas

A high-impact, modern fireplace can be the heart and hearth of the home, providing a visual anchor in any room, indoors or out.

Fireplace by ModFire.
Fireplace by ModFire.
The Japanese architect is known for cladding exteriors with charred cedar, but in this vacation retreat he adorns the wall surrounding an interior fireplace with an arresting composition of scorched wood strips.
The Japanese architect is known for cladding exteriors with charred cedar, but in this vacation retreat he adorns the wall surrounding an interior fireplace with an arresting composition of scorched wood strips.
Architect George Bradley and his husband, Eddie Baba, renovated a 1941 house in San Francisco. Tiles from Heath Ceramics surround the Ortal Clear 130LS fireplace. The white ceramic logs are by Klein Reid (but of course can be replaced with real firewood!), and the firewood storage continues the same dark horizontal band that contrasts with the light-colored fireplace cladding.
Architect George Bradley and his husband, Eddie Baba, renovated a 1941 house in San Francisco. Tiles from Heath Ceramics surround the Ortal Clear 130LS fireplace. The white ceramic logs are by Klein Reid (but of course can be replaced with real firewood!), and the firewood storage continues the same dark horizontal band that contrasts with the light-colored fireplace cladding.
Still life with IKEA lampshade and ventless fireplace. The unfinished, black, welded-steel railing borders steps made of framing lumber, which emit a friendly, old-fashioned creak as Walz treads up and down.
Still life with IKEA lampshade and ventless fireplace. The unfinished, black, welded-steel railing borders steps made of framing lumber, which emit a friendly, old-fashioned creak as Walz treads up and down.
In the lounge, a sofa from Flexform joins a rug and poufs from Gandia Blasco. “We used boulders found onsite in the walls and windows as a way to reinforce the home’s connection with the desert environment,” Lockyer explains. As throughout, the wall and ceiling are painted with Cool December from Dunn-Edwards.
In the lounge, a sofa from Flexform joins a rug and poufs from Gandia Blasco. “We used boulders found onsite in the walls and windows as a way to reinforce the home’s connection with the desert environment,” Lockyer explains. As throughout, the wall and ceiling are painted with Cool December from Dunn-Edwards.
Though the fire pit was “kind of an after-thought,” says Hannah, the family uses it year-round. “In the spring and fall, it warms you up on cool nights, and in the summer, it just adds ambience.”
Though the fire pit was “kind of an after-thought,” says Hannah, the family uses it year-round. “In the spring and fall, it warms you up on cool nights, and in the summer, it just adds ambience.”
Situated in Eschenz, a northern Swiss village on the Rhine River and Untersee Lake, this home came with ancient Roman artifacts buried in the property’s wet soil. When building out the space, he envisioned the house as modern and green, but it would not disturb the historical items. He developed a structure that floats about the saturated ground on pilings and, other than its concrete core, it is entirely made from slabs of prefabricated, formaldehyde-free compressed straw.
Situated in Eschenz, a northern Swiss village on the Rhine River and Untersee Lake, this home came with ancient Roman artifacts buried in the property’s wet soil. When building out the space, he envisioned the house as modern and green, but it would not disturb the historical items. He developed a structure that floats about the saturated ground on pilings and, other than its concrete core, it is entirely made from slabs of prefabricated, formaldehyde-free compressed straw.
A wood-burning stove by Euroflues is suspended from the ceiling in the living room. The glass curtain-wall system that surrounds it was a year in the making. It was painstakingly designed and tested so it would hold up to punishing winds off the Pacific Ocean that can reach 120 mph.
A wood-burning stove by Euroflues is suspended from the ceiling in the living room. The glass curtain-wall system that surrounds it was a year in the making. It was painstakingly designed and tested so it would hold up to punishing winds off the Pacific Ocean that can reach 120 mph.
In the living room, spare Scandinavian design takes center stage. Hans Wegner’s Wishbone chairs surround an Essay dining table by Cecilie Manz for Fritz Hansen; a mostly wood palette is enhanced by slate-gray brick around the fireplace. The paper lanterns throughout the home are a mixture of classics by Isamu Noguchi alongside those picked up in Japan and France.
In the living room, spare Scandinavian design takes center stage. Hans Wegner’s Wishbone chairs surround an Essay dining table by Cecilie Manz for Fritz Hansen; a mostly wood palette is enhanced by slate-gray brick around the fireplace. The paper lanterns throughout the home are a mixture of classics by Isamu Noguchi alongside those picked up in Japan and France.
The wood stove is the Rondo model by Rais.
The wood stove is the Rondo model by Rais.
In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tuck Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto the side of Emigration Canyon.
In the land of large mountain lodge wannabes, two California natives tuck Utah’s first LEED for Homes–rated house onto the side of Emigration Canyon.
David Baker and cabinetmaker Thomas Jameson designed the freestanding fireplace / media console, which effectively divides the more formal living room from the dining and gathering space while concealing cords and other clutter.
David Baker and cabinetmaker Thomas Jameson designed the freestanding fireplace / media console, which effectively divides the more formal living room from the dining and gathering space while concealing cords and other clutter.
The living-dining area is outfitted with a Karlstad sofa from Ikea and a fireplace from European Home.
The living-dining area is outfitted with a Karlstad sofa from Ikea and a fireplace from European Home.
White was charmed by the original fireplace with a built-in planter—so much so that the new open floor plan is centered around it.
White was charmed by the original fireplace with a built-in planter—so much so that the new open floor plan is centered around it.
In the living room fireplace, a bird turns on the antique French spit.
In the living room fireplace, a bird turns on the antique French spit.
In the living area, a dry packet stone fireplace frames a fire grate that was forged by an expert blacksmith.
In the living area, a dry packet stone fireplace frames a fire grate that was forged by an expert blacksmith.
Inside a Rolling Hut by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects, a metal fireplace keeps the compact interior of the chalet cozy.
Inside a Rolling Hut by Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects, a metal fireplace keeps the compact interior of the chalet cozy.
In this renovated midcentury in Seattle, the living room’s fireplace has been powder-coated orange to complement the vintage furnishings, including a test bomb discovered at an antiques mall.
In this renovated midcentury in Seattle, the living room’s fireplace has been powder-coated orange to complement the vintage furnishings, including a test bomb discovered at an antiques mall.
Atelier Oslo overcame nature’s challenges when they designed Cabin Norderhov, a seasonal, eco-friendly retreat on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Steinsfjorden. The home’s layout revolves around a central glass and metal "campfire" that burns beneath a suspended mantel. Since it’s located at the access level, the fireplace's flickering warmth can be enjoyed throughout the house. The surrounding floor is covered with hexagon tiles cut from marble, which transition into tiles made of birch log in the rest of the house.
Atelier Oslo overcame nature’s challenges when they designed Cabin Norderhov, a seasonal, eco-friendly retreat on a steep hillside overlooking Lake Steinsfjorden. The home’s layout revolves around a central glass and metal "campfire" that burns beneath a suspended mantel. Since it’s located at the access level, the fireplace's flickering warmth can be enjoyed throughout the house. The surrounding floor is covered with hexagon tiles cut from marble, which transition into tiles made of birch log in the rest of the house.

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