Stoke Fireplace Studio was excited to work with The Block Australia 2023 contestants once again as they compete in this once-in-a-lifetime experience.
STOKE MELBOURNE OWNER COREY GREENWAY SAYS, “IT’S ALWAYS AN HONOUR TO WORK WITH THE TEAMS ON THE BLOCK AUSTRALIA. IT’S SUCH A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY AND ISN’T WITHOUT ITS CHALLENGES – WORKING UNDER SUCH TIGHT TIMEFRAMES IN A HIGH-PRESSURE ENVIRONMENT – BUT WE’RE UP FOR IT. IN FACT, WE THRIVE ON IT!”
This year, Corey and his team at Stoke Melbourne supplied the contestants with several different fireplaces for various rooms around their homes. From living rooms to bedrooms, granny flats and even studies, contestants included a variety of fireplace styles and sizes – from traditional to linear, single, double and multi-sided fireplaces.
Stoke’s team were also on hand come install day to make sure all the fireplaces were installed without a hitch, playing their part in bringing flame performance and their design visions to life.
We’re excited to bring you the latest fireplace inspiration from The Block Australia 2023 as each room is revealed.
House #3: Kristy & Brett’s Master Bedroom with the Escea DF700
A clean white aesthetic from Kristy and Brett with their master bedroom transformation – bringing some luxurious warmth through material textures and an Escea DF700 fireplace. A retrofit dream, this is a beautiful modern addition to the room, offering a highly efficient gas fireplace that not only heats the room but exudes the perfect ambience for a bit of The Simpsons TV time!
House #5: Eliza & Liberty’s Master Bedroom with the Escea DF960
We love the continual inclusion of fireplaces in bedrooms, creating a sanctuary where anyone would want to retreat. Sisters Eliza and Liberty chose the Escea DF960 fireplace to complement their modern master bedroom reveal. A generous glass window offers ultimate flame viewing from the lavish bed, with the ability to control from a smartphone – dim the lights and relax.
House #1: Kyle & Leslie’s Living & Dining Room with the Escea Double Sided DS1400
Contemporary styling meets warm comfortable living with this room reveal completed in true Kyle and Leslie style. More flame and less frame - the Escea DS1400 Double Sided Fireplace was the perfect choice to connect spaces and create a statement for this cosy layout, seamlessly surrounded by the softness of a curved wall. With Zero Clearance rating offering freedom of design to place the TV above the fire – that’s ultimate couch viewing!
House #2: Leah & Ash’s Living & Dining Room with the Escea DS1400
Colour strikes again as something we have come to appreciate from Leah & Ash, and their Living and Dining room transformation is no exception. The simplicity of the Escea DS1400 fireplace is the perfect contrast for the room, with the black coals fuelbed influencing a traditional element, with a modern twist. Add in their signature move of interesting furnishings and textures – this room reveal packs a punch! And clearly wowed the judges as the winning room this week!
House #3: Kristy & Brett’s Living & Dining Room with the MODE Peninsula
Oozing luxury and warmth, this reveal brings a sophisticated charm to the street. With their love of open-plan space, Kristy and Brett found a way to connect the living and dining areas visually. The MODE Peninsula Fireplace sets this room apart – literally. Flexible design capability allowed for a statement feature surround – ultimate flame viewing from this couple’s creative flair.
House #4: Steph & Gian’s Living & Dining Room with the Escea Double Sided DS1650
Winners with their Guest Studio room where they featured a fireplace with wow-factor - Steph & Gian’s love of bringing warmth to a room has been cleverly designed with their latest room reveal. This time, featuring the Escea DS1650 – a double-sided mesmerising fireplace to be savoured by both the dining and living areas, with perfectly placed seating for optimum TV and flame viewing.
House #2: Leah & Ash's Work-from-Home Space with the Escea DF700
Transforming Room 3 into a work-from-home space, Leah & Ash were met with some challenges to finish this room, creating a relaxing vibe – giving depth and warmth through colour and soft furnishings. The fireplace anchors the room as a focal point – with the desk position welcoming an abundance of natural light or after-hours warmth and ambience from the fireplace.
This couple chose the Escea DF700 Fireplace - a renovator’s dream designed with smaller dimensions and flexible installation for retrofitting into existing cavities.
Finished with a feature stone surround, a traditional feel has been created for this work-from-home space that is unique and comfortable, offering daily inspiration with ease and a place to invite clients on over to Charming Street.
House #4: Steph & Gian's Guest Studio with the Escea DF700
Tasked with renovating the downstairs area of House number 4 into a guest studio bedroom, their love of letting architecture speak for itself resonates with this room - the clean lines of a minimalistic look infused with a breath of homely tradition achieved. The judges agreed, "Oh look at the fire, noting how gorgeous and warm it made the room, announcing Steph & Gian's Guest Studio as this week's winner!
This light-filled room exudes warmth from the natural earthy tones and textures of the furnishings, the softness of the timber, and the Escea DF700 Fireplace. This timeless fireplace lends itself to modernising the 1950s brick beauty.
With its Direct Vent Power Flue technology and ease of installation, this was the perfect choice for Steph and Gian to create a homely feature for guests, that will have them never wanting to leave!