The Fire is so Delightful

By Marni McEntee | Photographed by Shanna Wolf

Say goodbye to your wood burning fireplace and hello to gas-fueled versions. Cleaner from the get-go and easier to ignite, gas fireplaces are evolving into minimalist, contemporary show pieces. Some designs even make use of floor-to-ceiling surrounds that help highlight the expanse of the room. That ought to light anybody’s fire.

Top left: Linear Fireplace with Powder Coated Steel Surround; DeNoble Builders and Hooper Corporation. Top right: Linear Fireplace with Floor to Ceiling Ceramic Surround; Leader’s Custom Homes with Fireside Hearth and Home and CTW Abbey Carpet & Floor. Bottom: Large Portrait Fireplace with Chevron Tile Surround; North Pointe Construction and United Brick and Fireplace.