gas fireplace in Ravenroyd
Photographs: Jurgen Frank
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Gas Hearth

While the owners took pains to keep the architecture and replacement hardware true to the original period, they didn't make the mistake of attempting to reconstruct colonial times. Instead, they married the old with the new, creating a warm, traditional style that blends historic details with personal touches acknowledging the structure's role as home to a modern family of five—hence the central air-conditioning, a wine cooler in the refurbished bar area, glass-enclosed showers, and custom-fitted drawers and shelves in the master bedroom closets

Two nonworking hearths, including this one in the parlor off the main hall, were converted to gas for ease.
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