inglenook - Daniel Lummus House, Ipswich, MA, US

An inglenook takes advantage of the radiant heat of a fireplace by placing recessed seating within a partially enclosed hearth.

This inglenook dates to 1686. It is the only extant First Period (pre-Revolutionary War) example in the US of an inglenook with a built-in seat.

Photos

  • Photo Credit: Al Boynton

    Inglenook. Daniel Lummus House, Ipswich, MA, US.