Suquet’s Super-Chic Barro Fireplace

Posted on June 20, 2017

We’re so proud of our latest installation. A beautiful Yaletown waterfront condo now shows off our fabulous Barro fireplace, and we couldn’t wait to share it with you.

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This custom fireplace was originally a mould from the cornice of an old Vancouver building. The building was demolished but this terracotta piece, also known as barro in Spanish, was salvaged – hence the name.

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Most fans of Suquet’s stone pieces know that many originate from buildings in Mexico, but we do have some antique stone pieces from Vancouver building facades as well, such as the Barro.

The style goes back to the Roman empire, and ours shown here features egg-and-dart detailing,   which means that an egg-shaped object alternates with an element shaped – like an arrow, anchor or dart.

Cool fact? The Barro can be custom fitted to become a fireplace surround, frame or door arch. Just ask us, we’d love to tell you everything we can do for you.