central chimney

centrally located chimney, central chimney

An interior chimney, often massive in size, located near the middle of a house, to provide heat for the entire house during the winter.
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They were walking past the house of the old Patroon, with its squat walls and small square windows compactly grouped about a central chimney.
Crossing this dusky entry, and on through yon low-arched way --cut through what in old times must have been a great central chimney with fire-places all round --you enter the public room.
In addition there is a lovely timber hexagonal BBQ hut with seating area to five sides, with central chimney and open fire cooking area.
This quirky 200-year-old house will drive you round the bend with excitement as its rooms are built around the central chimney.
ts very well with today's more casual lifestyle and has a central chimney breast and French doors to the garden.
The central chimney stack also looks more modern than the 1880s heralding a design feature that was copied nationwide in the semi-detached housing boom of the 1930s.
Total fireplace count: 14 Must-see hearth: Built in 1937 by Italian immigrant stonemasons, the central chimney is 98 feet high, with 6 hearths on 2 levels.
On the top floor there is a large living space, which takes up the whole of this level, which has exposed stonework, beams and a central chimney breast.
In the sitting room there is a central chimney breast with a fitting for a plasma television.
The downstairs living room overlooks the garden and twin doors either side of the central chimney open on to a patio and pond, the perfect spot for evening drinks parties.
Externally, it has changed very little and has exquisite gables with ornate barge boards, dormer windows and a big central chimney stack.
Emma said: "The lounge was huge at 33ft and seemed unfriendly so we separated it with a central chimney breast in the middle and created an open-plan dining room which is much more homely.

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