Masonry Fireplace - heats 3 floors of the home, has a cooktop, a built-in pizza/bread oven and a seating bench (to keep all types of buns warm ;).
Brick masonry heater and cookstove in France by feudebois.com. Clay brick and ceramic tiles are best at taking thermal stress.
masonry heater.... this is a type of fireplace we will use for our house
masonry heater - I like that it looks like a fireplace, and not a massively bulky stove.
masonry heater--compared to traditional fireplaces. MUCH BETTER
Bushway built this two-sided masonry heater, which has an L-shaped bench, in Hillsdale, N.Y.
Masonry Heater Photo Gallery | Wood Burning Heater Projects | Maine Wood Heat Co.
Masonry Stoves, Masonry Heaters and Masonry Fireplaces (also known as the Russian Fireplace), plus Masonry Ovens and Earth Ovens: How to design and build your own very efficient, low-cost masonry heaters, ovens, and earth ovens.
Someday I am going to have an oven fireplace :)