Fireplace 3 (of 3)

Italian Fireplace, William Harmon House

“Do you see this fireplace? Vreeland brought it here from Italy. Italy. How long do you think it took for a fireplace to be brought from Italy to Miles City, Montana in 1887? Do you know how much planning goes into that? Nine months. At least nine months worth of planning.

“It was a different time back then. A time when the wealthy put their money on display in a big way. Talk about keeping up with the Joneses. Forget these sloppy McMansions you see today, with their cheap materials and poor shelf life. Those are a joke. I’m talking about a quality product constructed of smaller quality products, carefully placed together to create a work of art. A statement. Homes like these, they’re intended to be a living, breathing Vitruvian Man. This house, it isn’t just a house. It’s art.”!1005-palmer/f6cjm

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