In your opinion: Best looking gas fireplace?
New build is finally moving along, and I'm looking for a gas fireplace.
My first priority is a natural looking fire with glowing embers and nice tall flames.
My second priority is a sturdy unit that will last for years.
Heat output isn't that big a deal, since the primary heat in the house will be radiant floor. Still, no point in wasting money either: should I have a blower or not?
Dimensionally, I'd like wide, not too tall, and not too deep, since it could make framing tougher.
My builder likes Fireplace Extraordinaire [though I've stumbled on some posts on other boards that suggest they may not be well built]. I like the way mendotta's look, in as much as you can tell via web video...
So share your wisdom: what fireplaces have you seen in person that looked almost like woodburners? Which brands have you heard good things about, quality wise?