You never want to photograph a job under construction; the site is chaotic, the stonework needs to be cleaned. I’ve always said “You never want to photograph a fireplace until the rugs are on the floor.”  So we are happy to be able to show you a recent fireplace that we built in the Hudson Valley, this time with rugs, furniture, the whole nine yards.  The interior design is by Gunnar Burklund of G2 Designs USA and we were very happy to work with him on this project.Hudson Valley fireplace

Renovation

We recently completed work on a contemporary renovation of an early 20th century New England home. It incorporated many different masonry techniques, from a curved fireplace to stone walls to traditional stucco.  A few images that highlight the different aspects of the work are below.

Berkshire School

Berkshire School, a co-educational college preparatory school located in Sheffield, Massachusetts, has undertaken a number of building projects over the last few years.  In addition to improvements to Berkshire Hall, the main academic building, and the new math and science center opening Fall 2012, Berkshire School commissioned Monterey Masonry to build a stone wall.  Working throughout the summer of 2012, we used local stone for this project, and the result is a 400-foot drystone wall, creating a beautiful new entrance to the campus.  Photographs of the work-in-progress as well as the finished wall are below.