EcoSmart Fires were chosen to form the focal points of both the living room and the outdoor entertaining area, and complement the stunning city lights that brighten the skyline at night.
Contemporary, open and innovative, this home was created as a reflection of the progressive American city it overlooks. An open plan combines indoor and outdoor living, and brings areas for dining, cooking and relaxing together to build the heart of the home. Jon Luce, the builder of this amazing house, says the main living space reflects exactly how modern people live.
Two XL900 burners create an extra elongated fireplace that is set into an expansive feature wall in the living room, while a portable Stix fire extends entertaining to the outdoors, creating a perfect location for a modern gathering.
The extensive use of fire throughout the living areas, coupled with the textures of wood and stone and a natural colour scheme, achieves this ideal. The dark brown and beige colour scheme that runs through the furnishings of the main living room complements the colouring of the two large oak trees that wrap around the home, and, in particular, the locally quarried Leuders limestone of the feature wall the main fireplace is set into further emphasises the natural elements that define the home.
Although this wall would normally pose a challenge to builders wishing to install a fireplace, Jon says the use of a non-venting fireplace made his job much easier when planning the space. As such, the XL900 burners are set into a fabricated steel box which was made from half inch thick cold-rolled plate steel. And to further enhance the design aesthetic, large natural stones were placed around the two burners.