A Modern Multipurpose Mantle

Check out this fireplace mantle. Or home computer station. It's a little bit of both in the Edina Residence, a contemporary renovation of a traditional Cape-Cod-style house in Minnesota.

The house was run down when the clients approached u + b architecture about designing a complete overhaul for them. This detail is just one within the sleek renovation.

The fireplace surround also houses an A/V cabinet, as seen below:

Check out more, including exterior shots and before/afters at u + b architecture.