Glass decor creates a serene spot along Bayou St. John

Date: 27 September 2011
HOT AND COOL: A fire-and-ice fireplace faced in stacked travertine stone exemplifies the home of Eric Hess and Frank Thaxton.

The fireplace is modern, muted, textured and fascinating, especially with the large Keith Perelli painting, "Wound," mounted upon it.

Behind the painting is a hidden television. And the "ice" on the inner hearth is small pieces of aquatic glass, developed for use in fireplaces. The pale color of the glass turns an even more vivid ice-blue when the fireplace is lit, and flames flicker through the "ice."

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Date: 27 September 2011

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