The homeowner wanted a space for entertaining and cooking outside. So, Imagine Brick designed and constructed a Pompeii Oven as the centerpiece. Carpentry work completed this fine outdoor pavilion.
While commonly called a "Pizza Oven" today, the brick or masonry oven is a traditional cooking solution dating back to the ancient Egyptians and used since throughout the world in various designs including the Indian tandoor oven. This particular one has now been used for tandoori bread, pizzas, pretzels, steaks, chops, kebabs, crab cakes and vegetables du jour. It all comes out delicious because the food is cooked not only by circulating hot air as with a modern gas or electric oven, but also by radiant and conductive heat from the hot dense masonry. Food is moist and tender and cooks quickly.
The client operates a bird sanctuary and gardens, with venues for events. For this project Imagine Brick rebuilt this existing feature which was needing extensive repair.
The homeowner designed a comfortable patio with an outdoor fireplace, including space for staging fresh wood.
The carved brick centerpiece was prepared especially by Imagine Brick's master mason from an original sketch by the homeowner. Click the "Read More" link.
The homeowners had planned to construct a pool and wanted to create an area for outdoor entertaining. Upon meeting with Imagine Brick a design was created, options discussed and once all details were finalized the outdoor kitchen was constructed. Imagine Brick created the stone and masonry kitchen foundation. Other contractors then installed the counter top and appliances.
In this instance the homeowner wanted to create an outdoor space that complemented the surroundings. Tennessee crab orchard and Tennessee flagging were used to create a patio that accentuates planting beds and a water feature. Lighting was installed at various locations to add to the design.
Original brick coping around pool was removed and replaced with North Carolina flagstone in a natural pattern set in mortar. A new brick wall capped in North Carolina flagstone was constructed along with new privacy walls with entrance gates.
This outdoor fireplace was constructed using brick with stone accent pieces. The hearth was extended on the sides and can be used as seating. The design features a chimney cover constructed of stone that looks great and keeps out the elements.
The homeowners were looking to enhance their outdoor living area. Imagine Brick worked to design a permanent seating area surrounding a masonry fire pit.
Working with the homeowner Imagine Brick created and installed carved brick house numbers. An area on the existing masonry veneer was sawed to accommodate the new carved brick.
This job is located in Charlotte's Historic district and was pre-approved before construction. There were many parts to this makeover. We constructed a drive with basket-weave pattern using tumble paver brick to mimic the older structures and architecture in the area. The original drive was gravel; we removed this and graded to allow a better incline and use of space. We repaired a damaged area at the entrance steps with stone. The stone was designed and cut to fit in pattern. We replaced an original wooden fence with a brick wall completely surrounding the property. The walkways provide an elegant private side garden in the space-challenged downtown propery. The walkways are accented by the fountains which were designed by the homeowner.