The old open fireplaces were awesome back in the day, but now, we need to upgrade things to an eco design stove.
Obviously this setup isn't going to work as is, so we need to literally think outside the box.
A simple fabrication of half round steel plate to close the gap, gives this installation a smart, clean finish.
This pairing of a beautiful, classic, bricked chimney breast, and a modern eco design Woodwarm stove, one could say it was meant to be.
If your best friend lies relaxed in front of a fire, you know you have his approval.
That's the best spot to be in, on a cold winter's night.