Thank you for visiting Deer Hill Masonry!
As I write this, my 20 year old masonry heater is fired up and keeping the house cozy. We live at 1,600 feet elevation in the Hills of Western Mass so our climate is similar to central Vermont. Winter is 6 months long – or at least, feels like it.
My goal is to take the customer’s ideas and build it with a sense that it was meant to be there all along. Our projects seek to take the simple earth elements and arrange them in a way that supports a sense of Home: a comforting hearth, a place to sit, a place to cook, a place to share. Each element is considered for its unique function: a silky smooth bench is inviting. A shelf placed conveniently also adds visual interest. A view of the fire from many angles spreads the cheer!
In addition to designing and building masonry heaters and fireplaces, our work includes fireplace restoration. Sometimes, historic restoration of early New England fireplaces requires substantive technical work is within the structure, protecting the building from dangerous conditions created by a lack of knowledge at the time of construction and exacerbated by time.
I’ve included a sampling of some of the more interesting projects. I also love to make masonry heating possible for folks on a tight budget. We all need to keep warm in winter! Less photogenic facing options make wonderful heaters, too.
Enjoy the pictures!