Last week we posted a question about freestanding fireplaces, a topic that brought out some great reader suggestions. While the consensus states that going with a denatured alcohol burning fireplace may not heat you up too much, it's an alternative that we haven't explored much here on AT. The EcoSmart ventless, flueless pieces are great solutions for urbanites who long for a fireplace.
The Fire Company says: The EcoSmart® Fire is an Australian innovation - an environmentally friendly open fireplace. The EcoSmart® Fire is flue less and does not require any installation or utility connection for fuel supply, which makes it ideal for apartment and city living. Fuelled by a renewable energy (denatured ethanol), it burns clean and is virtually maintenance free. Featuring remarkable design flexibility, the simplicity of the EcoSmart® burner and the modular nature of its design grants consumers with significant versatility and choice. Beware: pricing is steep (think upwards of $5,000, depending on the style). Get your FAQs answered here.