The focal point of the upper terrace and really the entire stonework project is the fireplace that is being built. In this image, you'll see the very first steps. We needed to continue the concrete wall with concrete blocks to make up the shape of the back of the fireplace.
We are using a product called Isokern as the "skeleton" of the fireplace and will then veneer around it. We'll use granite as the hearth, lintel, and to frame the sides of the fireplace opening. We'll add firebrick to the inside and use bluestone caps to tie into the bluestone on the rest of the project.