In a farmhouse this cozy, you might expect a conventional stone fireplace. This one sports a sheet metal hearth and surround that runs from floor to ceiling. A slab of concrete serves as the mantel. Flanking built-ins constructed of formaldehyde-free plywood and sealed with a water-based finish supply shelves and cabinets below for media equipment and storage.
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Who says the back porch has to be attached to the house? One Memphis family enjoys theirs, which is nestled in the heart of the back yard. Although the structure was part of the property when the family bought the home several years ago, its size and scale seem ideal for today. The screened porch section measures 8 x 12 feet; exposed beams on the inside give it an open feel. To the left, an enclosed room that's used for storing outdoor equipment takes up another eight feet.
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