IN­SPIRED + TIME­LESS

Old House Journal - - Contents - By Mary Ellen Pol­son

Warm­ing up for win­ter; homey Arts & Crafts.

Tech­nol­ogy, fit­tings, and fin­ery to warm the hearth, the room, and thee.

1. AROUND THE CLOCK

De­signed in Ger­many, the Si­na­tra Cui­sine ma­sonry heater with a bake oven re­leases heat slowly over a long pe­riod of time. Built of solid soap­stone, it mea­sures 75 ½ " high x 56" wide. Cus­tomiza­tion avail­able. $18,000. M. Teix­eira Soap­stone, (877) 478-8170, soap­stones.com

2. BLAN­KET BLISS

Made in a small, fam­ily-owned mill from sus­tain­ably pro­duced wool, these blan­kets are de­tailed sim­ply with a time­less pat­tern of three nar­row strips and fin­ished with whip-stitch­ing. They’re avail­able as a throw or in queen size, $198 to $398. Coyuchi, (888) 418-8847, coyuchi.com

3. RO­MAN­TIC STEEL

Con­serve fuel beau­ti­fully with fire­place doors in the Mediter­ranean style, black­smith-forged from quar­ter-inchthick steel. Op­tions in­clude tem­pered or ce­ramic glass, and in­set mesh and sealed gas­kets. Cus­tom price through deal­ers. Iron­haus, (866) 880-0900, iron­haus.com

4. STEAM SPA

Con­vert an ev­ery­day shower into a lux­u­ri­ous heated spa with the Ul­ti­mate Steam Shower. This all-in-one pack­age in­cludes a steam head, Seren­ity light/ sound/rain head, a WiFi mod­ule, Ther­maTouch con­trol pad, easy-start ex­te­rior con­trol, plus a six-pack of es­sen­tial oils. $4,980. Ther­maSol, (800) 776-0711, ther­masol.com

5. BRACE FOR LOGS

These hand-forged andirons with ring hooks ac­com­mo­date size­able logs or can even carry a spit. The andirons are 18" high x 16" deep. $272.50. Spit hooks $40. His­toric Hous­e­fit­ters, (800) 247-4111, his­tori­c­hous­e­fit­ters.com

6. LOW PRO­FILE HEAT

These UF series base­board ra­di­a­tors throw heat ef­fec­tively and all but dis­ap­pear on a wall, un­der a win­dow, or tucked into a re­cess. The three­p­anel ver­sion pro­duces up to 770 BTUs per foot. UF3s in 3' widths: $548 to $648, depend­ing on color. Run­tal North Amer­ica, (800) 526-2621, run­tal­northamer­ica.com

7. HERALDIC LOGS

With old-English flour­ishes and cop­per riv­ets, the log holder from the Ham­mered Iron Col­lec­tion is made by ar­ti­san black­smiths, then hand-painted in a bur­nished bronze fin­ish. It mea­sures 15" long x 15 ½ "deep x 16" high. $209. Bal­sam Hill, (888) 552-2572, bal­samhill.com

8. WARM UNDERFOOT

Noth­ing warms the floor like a car­pet hand-wo­ven from New Zealand wool. The Field Lilies is based on a de­sign in­ter­preted from a ca. 1900 fab­ric by Ar­chive Edi­tion Tex­tiles. An 8' x 10' rug is $3,520. The Per­sian Car­pet, (919) 489-8362, per­sian­car­pet.com

9. ONLY THE LIGHT

Keep the win­ter wind at bay with storm pan­els in a hand-built screen door. Glaz­ing op­tions in­clude tem­pered and low-E glass. A paintable maple door in the Old Fash­ion pat­tern is $674 and up. Vin­tage Doors by Yesteryear’s, (800) 787-2001, vin­tage­doors.com

10. HEAT IN A BAR­REL

Bar­rel saunas are made from spruce or cedar staves that ex­pand and con­tract to form a tight seal. The Canopy Bar­rel sauna has an in­set out­door sit­ting area and ar­rives fully out­fit­ted and ready for assem­bly. $6,499. Al­most Heaven, (888) 355-3050, al­mostheaven.com

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