Alcoves - 10 of the best
Log store feature
This log-filled alcove is not only eye-catching, it is also a safe way to store wood close by an open fire. The trick to making the effect both artistic and practical is to make sure your logs are all of a similar size (or that you put the larger logs at the bottom), and that you stack them evenly. To be truly useable, unless you have a ladder, you would not fill the alcove all the way to the top. Do not pull a log out from the middle - the stack may fall on you.
Chosen by Homes & Gardens
Photograph by Christopher Drake