This fireplace design, clad in natural stone, is striking. Different tones of natural stone create interest and keep your eyes moving. But the overall palette matches the warm color of the surrounding wood walls and ceiling. By , the Ptarmigan residence is located in Vail, Colorado. The most amazing part of this fireplace is how the art – a horse head portrait – blends with the natural stone of the fireplace. The construction is floor to ceiling – with the industrial style beams built right in. The fireplace works so well in this home – the natural stones and wood are a fine marriage. And not only inside, but outside as well. The colors and theme are carried to the exterior of this remarkable construction.The house is decidedly contemporary and modern, despite the natural. When these two worlds collide – modern and rustic – it’s no accident. It’s magic.