The Primo fireplace by Heat & Glo gives the option to hang a TV above the fireplace which is what most homeowners are trying to accomplish. The heat can be vented away from the fireplace and into the room or outside, rather than directly above which would ruin a television.
The fireplace surround is slate laid in a herringbone pattern. Stacked ledger stone was laid in the niches behind custom made floating shelves that were stained to match 2 beautiful framed landscape photos the homeowners already owned.
The fireplace we removed was a standard square gas log fireplace with a drywall surround. We raised the new linear (ribbon) fireplace to be at eye level, when sitting on the family couch, to be a focal point in the room.