Just because we sell fireplaces doesn’t mean we all eat, breathe, & sleep fireplaces. But we do all dream about them a little! Whether they’re extremely expensive, extremely weird, extremely impractical, or extremely awesome, we all love an extreme fireplace! Below are 11 of our favorites.
1. Starting at $20k, this fireplace by Bloch Design falls perfectly into the extremely expensive category. It’s
pretty gorgeous, functional, & possibly just as expensive as a fancy new Corvette – depending on the options you choose. Some options include (but are in no way limited to): tinted or clear glass, the type of metal you prefer (titanium is an option – duh), and of course what everybody always looks for in a fireplace … marbles (yes, plural), seashells, & wood used to create your fireplace. And I was just commenting the other day about how nice it would be to have a fireplace made out of seashells … for $20,000 …
2. I suppose “they” do say there’s no use in re-inventing the wheel, but this Roll Fire fireplace by Conmoto lands squarely in our extremely impractical category. Sure, a portable fireplace is a great thing but somehow rolling a fireplace around seems like a safety hazard. Definitely not something you want to have with children around because it would be rolling through a bedroom wall or bouncing down the stairs in a matter of minutes. And in case you were thinking “Safety hazards be damned; I want one!” … you can’t have one. They’ve been discontinued. Now go play with matches or something.
3. The Ponton Fireplace designed by Wolf Udo Wagner is either extremely weird or extremely awesome (or some combination of the two). It’s “an urban interpretation of a campfire,” according to their website. While I can’t say I’ve ever had need of a campfire inside my home, I suppose if I did I would find this quite handy! Regardless of usefulness, it certainly looks cool! A small one is less than $500 – a medium will set you back an extra $400.
4. There is no way to describe this as anything other than extremely awesome! This hearthfall by Hearthfalls is essentially a waterfall for your fireplace. It’s been designed in such a way that the water won’t interfere with your fire at all & you can use either gas or wood logs behind it. If you’d prefer not to mix fire & water, you can simply place your hearthfall against a wall & still have a great little water piece. Oh, and with a price range of $2500 to $40k, this could definitely fit into our extremely expensive category, too!
5. This Pictofocus fireplace by Focus is extremely awesome in it’s breathtakingly clean design. Their website states that “The Pictofocus is proof that the days of excessive and overwrought design are over.” Now I kind of want to see what they do consider excessive because in my mind, this was pretty much it!
6. While we’re talking about Focus, how about this one – their Eclate Giant? It’s definitely extremely weird & all that jagged metal poking out at you seems to make it extremely impractical as well. It’s difficult to say why Focus felt like this was something that needed to be produced, but I’m kind of glad they did. All of a sudden a fireplace made out of seashells sounds kind of normal.
Side note: I haven’t been able to figure out how you get in there either to make a fire or clean up after one. I suppose you wear protective gloves, move carefully, and make sure your tetanus shots are up-to-date!
7. This Malle à Feu (translated: Malle Fire) by atria seems like a cruel April Fool’s joke for one of your guests. “Just go right upstairs. You can put anything you need in the trunk at the foot of your bed!” I’m not saying it’s extremely impractical, I’m just saying in the wrong hands, it could be extremely cruel. I suppose if you used it for its intended purpose, it would make a great compact fireplace in-season & a simple, beautiful home decor item in the off-season. (But now you all can’t stop thinking that this would be perfect for when your mother-in-law is over, right?)
8. Quite frankly, I’m sick of seeing the same old fireplace inserts over & over. There is no extremely creative category, but this Maui Grove Fire Sculpture by Fireplace Xtrordinair is extremely awesome regardless! I don’t know which I love more: the sight of bamboo in a fireplace, or the fact that the bamboo stalks are standing vertically instead of being in the traditional horizontal layout of every log ever. I love all things weird & unique so this is definitely a new favorite!
9. I’m not sure we can technically call this one a fireplace because it’s really more of a fire pit – and also because there’s no actual fire. Chalk this one up into the extremely impractical category! I understand that fireplaces aren’t always for heat – arguably none of these extreme fireplaces are – but I guess I don’t like the idea of having a dancing LED fire. Maybe I’m old school, but I really like having an actual flame in my fireplace, even if it doesn’t warm me up! (But you’ll never catch me saying this Nobo Fire Pit by CL-Design isn’t extremely beautiful because that it certainly is!)
10. Greed For Quiet is not only an exceptional name for a band, it also happens to be the name of this fire pit/furniture combination! Though it’s extremely awesome, it seems nobody is really sure how the weight distribution works on this thing. We do know all the “chair blades,” as they’re called, can rotate around the fire so you can customize your seating arrangement. This is probably not a good thing to have with children around because speaking as an adult, even *I* kind of want to play musical chairs using this just to see how it would go.
11. If the above ten fireplaces aren’t extreme enough for you, I would like to introduce you to … Napoleon’s Swarovski Fireplace. And if embellishing your fireplace with genuine Swarovski crystals isn’t extreme enough for you, I really don’t know what to tell you. The crystals are placed up front so as the fire burns behind them, the crystals reflect the light out in every direction. Sounds extremely awesome to me! (And at more than $10,000, it might not be the most expensive fireplace here, but it’s still extremely expensive!) Good news: this fireplace comes in a see-thru variety so you can enjoy the show from two rooms at once! Now that’s extreme!
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Love one of the fireplaces listed above?
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