Whether you live in a chic modern residence or a rustic mountain retreat, a fireplace can truly make a statement. And the options are nearly limitless, from the fuel to the materials. Dan Cusack, President of Cusack Builders, Inc. and a New Jersey State Registered Home Builder, specializes in building custom homes. In his view, the sky is the limit when it comes to fireplaces. Dan advises, “The only right way to do a fireplace is to have a professional stonemason design it. Fireplaces have become functional works of art, resulting from a collaboration between the stonemason and the homeowner to reflect the owner’s personal taste and style.”
Outdoor living has become a valued commodity in luxury homes. Backyard space has evolved from small wooden decks to functioning outdoor kitchens, infinity pools, cabanas, outdoor fire pits and more. As outdoor living space has progressed into an extension of the home, families spend more time in the space. Patio and decking materials have also advanced.
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