Eero Saarinen’s legendary Miller House opened to the public in May 2011 for the first time. In the winter, the architect's unusual cylindrical fireplace in the central living area was always ready for a fire. In spring and summer, the base was filled with plants.
In the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco, what started off as a decorating job turned into a full-blown renovation for Nicole Hollis. The living room and dining room were originally separated by a central fireplace, which Hollis removed to create this great room. She installed a custom eight-foot-long open gas fireplace in the living room (equipped with sensors that automatically turn it off when someone gets too near to the flames).