Fireplaces and Chimneys

Fireplaces and Chimneys


Sal Pilato loves fireplaces.  He has built houses with more fireplaces than bedrooms.  In Connecticut, and throughout New England, who doesn’t enjoy a well built fire? A well appointed fireplace adds romance, warmth and conviviality to a home or outdoor patio.

We have significant experience with fireplace and chimney masonry, be it a repair, restoration or new project. After considering  the owner’s tastes, our designs optimize functionality above all. Our emphasis is on proper craftsmanship and design as well as using proper brick, stone and building materials.

When Sal started out as a mason decades ago, fireplaces were mostly wood burning. Of course, now there is tremendous demand for turn-key, gas-fired options or using inserts.  Pilato’s Artscape’s work in this category includes building fireplace surrounds, inserting prefabricated fireplaces, constructing or repairing fireplaces.

There are so many variations on fireplaces, after deciding on wood-fueled or gas-fueled, there are a number of aesthetics, design and function elements to consider.   A current common design request is brick laid in a herringbone pattern.  It creates a distinctive aesthetic.

The gallery shown reflects a small sample of Pilato’s Artscape’s masonry styles.  Please contact us for additional examples of mantels, hearthstones, fireplace surrounds and chimneys,