Luigi Preziuso has been described as a master craftsman, with a keen attention to detail in every project he undertakes. A builder by trade, Luigi has installed all types of heating over the years – including fireplaces. For his own home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, he considered both gas and central heating before choosing a finished model – EcoSmart Igloo – from the Designer Range.
“For our home the particular design constraints did not allow for a flued fireplace system,”
The stunning split-level home is the result of Luigi’s personal vision, and all inclusions were specially chosen to achieve this.
“I wanted an EcoSmart Fire because it was innovative, creative and good looking. It was the perfect complement to my vision. The EcoSmart Fire is elegant, simple to install and easy to use, and the flame is inviting and relaxing. It fitted all my design and heating requirements.”
The Igloo was installed in the 40sqm lounge room and is used to heat the whole house, which is set over five levels. “As hot air rises, the Igloo heats the home,” explains Luigi. “The total living space that the Igloo heats up is 150sqm – a lot more than I expected.”
Behind the Igloo is a stunning, specially-made stone feature wall, which complements the fireplace and enhances the look of the flame.
So would Luigi recommend EcoSmart Fires to others? “Yes, yes, yes. You would be an absolute idiot to use anything else,” he adds