The fireplace is a mix of unique stone - every one different from the other. There is quartz and granite and even some fossilized stone. My husband and son-in-law, Ryan, built the mantle a couple of years ago.
This is the view as you look towards the stairs. When you come down the stairs you see this family picture wall.
This is the view when you enter the basement. A stained-glass church window from Colorado hangs over the couch. I had to wait until night to get a picture of this angle because of the glare from the wall of windows and the patio door. I'm sorry that it's still not very good.
Love and blessings~
P.S. - I just want to be honest here. Our basement doesn't look this good. As I took pictures, I had to keep moving the stuff I didn't want you to see. Like the toy box, and my exercise bike (which I rarely ride) and some other stuff. I vacuumed the room and then moved stuff around as I took pictures and I stepped back and fell over the vacuum cleaner. Then my husband came downstairs and wanted to get in the weight room and moved several things that I had hidden in there and I had move stuff again. As soon as the picture taking was done, we went back to real life. Just wanted you to know! ;)