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Fireplaces and Woodstoves

Dreifuss Fireplaces,
6610 Hasbrook Avenue, Lawndale, 215-924-3500, and 20 North Whitehorse Pike, Somerdale, 856-566-8400; dreifussfireplaces.com

SPECIALTY: The two 5,000-square-foot showrooms display wood, gas and electric stoves; wood, electric and heat-generating gas fireplaces; a myriad of mantels; and every accessory imaginable. They have everything from old-world stone fireplace surrounds from France to ultra-modern ones in slate, marble and granite.
burning fireplace at Beau Monde on Bainbridge Street, the fireplace in the lobby of the Phoenix, and the fossil stone fireplace at Ebenezer’s Olde World Coffeehouse in Mount Laurel.
WHO LOVES THEM: “They have great gas fireplaces for old and new construction, and all of the accessories for a fireplace,” says Cecelia Denegre, of CDA&I in Center City.
PRICE: French fossil stone fireplaces, $1,000 to $10,000; gas log conversions, $1,000; granite surrounds are $700 to $1,500.