My newest project is one that I am building for a good family friend on their property in Santa Cruz. It is an outdoor fireplace constructed of reclaimed brick that I salvaged from the old Richards Cannery in Sacramento. It's a great honor to build this fireplace due to the fact that my grandfather built the origanal interior fireplace to the house. Another note of interest is the "Little Man". He is a cast concrete figure that dates back over eighty years and was part of the origanal fireplace to the origanal estate (no longer standing). Before the demolition of the origanal house he was retreaved by the family and has resided up at Lake Tahoe ever since. It has been my pleasure to be able to build this fireplace as a way to commemorate my grandfather George and to honor the Smith family as well. Likewise it's a great honor to return the "Little Man" now known as "George" to his rightful home in Santa Cruz into the new fireplace. Welcome home George!
Images are in the Private Works.