Decorative fireplaces for those who don't want fuss of wood or gas
Apartment and condominium dwellers don't have to sacrifice the look and feel of a real fire just because they don't have a chimney. Thanks to Twin Start International, which produces the Classic Flame brand of electric fireplaces and decorative mantels, those who can't burn wood or gas (or won't) can get a fireplace they can be proud of. Classic Flame has three lines of designer fireplaces: the Designer Line, City Line and Premium Line. All of these elaborate mantels are made of solid wood and wood veneer, and are made to accept electric inserts sized 23", 28" and 33".
While Classic Flame fireplaces are manufactured in a variety of styles, it is worth noting the advantages and features of the electric inserts, besides the obvious reasons of avoiding the mess and hassle of traditional wood-burning and gas inserts.
Here are the Classic Flame electric insert advantages:
- No outside venting
- Plug into standard 120 V outlet
- Realistic flame with dimmer switch
- 1,350 watt, 4,600 BTU electric blower & heater, thermostatically controlled
- 28" and 33" inserts have remote on/off switch and smoked-brick side panels
- Controls mounted on top of insert for easy access
The Designer Line of electric fireplaces features 11 distinct models, which are all finished differently in mahogany, oak, maple, cherry, faux stone, espresso, or just plain white. The Venice Cherry wall mantel is pictured below, with a 33" electric insert.
Classic Flame Designer Line – The Venice
Dimensions: 55" W x 45" H x 18" D
Classic Flame's City Line projects are more antique-looking than the Designer Line, with five models finished in antique oak, mahogany, white and walnut, as well as espresso.
The Augusta Antique Mahogany mantel below contains a 33" electric insert.
Classic Flame City Line – The Augusta
Dimensions: 53" W x 43" H x 17.5 " D
The Premium Line from Classic Flame is more contemporary than City and Designer and includes not only wall mantels, but corner units for space-constrained homes. Premium Line fireplaces are produced in a smaller variety of finishes including oak, cherry and white. The model featured below is The Berkeley oak-finished corner mantel, with a 28" insert.
Classic Flame Premium Line – The Berkeley
Dimensions: 44.5" W x 41" H x 31.5" D
Classic Flame offers a style of electric fireplace to suit the taste of any urban, or suburban, inhabitant—without the added bother of burning gas or wood!