Forget logs, forget soot. Fire has a whole new look, and you can have it anywhere. We found six sleek fireplaces that fit your modern home.
By Amy Claire Preiser
Just try to concentrate with this little beauty nearby. You can easily adjust the size of the flames.
Apollo Tabletop Fireplace, 11″ H × 14″ W, alcohol-fueled, $750. AMEICO: 888-350-8765; ameico.com.
A ribbon of fire floating in a chamber of black steel. Hypnotic.
Vent Free 3, shown with travertine surround by Frank Roop, 31″ H × 41″ W, gas-fueled, installation required, $4,400 for fire unit only. SPARK MODERN FIRES: 866-938-3846; sparkfires.com.
Five feet square! Modern stainless-steel logs burn in front of a brick-herringbone backdrop created by LED lights.
Lux60 with surround, 60″ H × 60″ W, gas-fueled, installation required, $10,998. HEAT & GLO: 888-427-3973; heatnglo.com.
Leather covers the space-age curve of this freestanding hearth, on a swivel base. Very Saarinen.
Zeta, 32″ H × 42″ W × 36″ D, alcohol-fueled, $10,900. ECOSMART FIRE: 310-914-3335; ecosmartfire.com
An indoor fire pit built right into a table.
Rondo, 16″ H × 18″ DIA, alcohol-fueled, installation required, from $900. PLANIKA: 201-933-7787; planikausa.com.
Flickering flames, solid black slate — an elemental piece of art. Hang it for an instant dose of Zen.
Vidro, 28″ H × 22″ W × 11″ D, alcohol-fueled, $2,189. BLOMUS: blomus.com.