Where There’s Smoke…

February 15, 2011

This fireplace is part of my second home fantasy.  I would be so happy to have painted floors, exposed framing walls and this fireplace in a cottage near the sea.  A little retro and a little vintage equal a whole lot of charm, and you need a fireplace for those chilly nights in the early fall.

Located in Sonoma County, California, Malm started as a sheet metal manufacturer in the 1950s, and some of the original employees dabbled in making fireplaces on the weekends. From weekend hobby to a full-fledged business, Malm was one of the original manufacturers of freestanding fireplaces, and is the only one still in existence today. Since the mid-20th century these fireplaces have been used in iconic modern spaces worldwide. The Fireplace comes with a three-piece flue for ceilings up to eight feet. (Additional flue pieces are available for taller ceilings.) The advantage of a freestanding fireplace ($1500.00 in white) is that it heats up and radiates more efficiently, and unlike traditional wood-burning stoves, Malm gives you a clear view of the fire from a variety of angles. For outdoor use, choose the stainless steel Malm Fireplace ($2900.00) as the white version can rust if left in inclement weather. oh, and be sure to check local building and outdoor fireplace codes for installation requirements. To but one look at Design Within Reach on-line.

2 Responses to “Where There’s Smoke…”

  1. Claudia Says:

    I believe there’s one of these at the Meek’s Bay cabin….

  2. bill barr Says:

    i know and I love it!

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