Home Is Where The Hearth Is: Is Your Fireplace Ready For The Holidays?


Very unique custom mounted fire screen.

Vision is by definition a thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination. When Bob Vartanian, owner of Encino Fireplace Shop, Floyd S. Lee Fireplace & Barbecue in Pasadena, Glendale-Burbank Fireside, and Thousand Oaks Fireside and Design had his vision, it was one of a destination — a design-center oriented showplace where the most up to date and technologically advanced hearth and barbecue products are displayed in a sophisticated, yet relaxed atmosphere.

Providing expert consultation, products, and service is no stranger to the hearth and barbecue retail veteran. For more than 25 years, Bob has supplied the hearth and barbecue product needs of contractors, interior designers, homebuilders, and the public. His hands-on approach and direct contact with the end-user has proven to him that taking hearth and home retailing to the next level is something that is long overdue and sorely needed in Southern California.

With locations in Thousand Oaks, Encino, Glendale, and Pasadena, Bob’s chain of fashionable and progressive fireplace and BBQ shops appeal to a broad range of discerning customers with its high-end products and an exemplary level of service.

A beautiful barbecue island.

“Fireplace Shop” once conjured up images of wood burning fireside products such as tool sets, log holders, and wood baskets. While there is still demand for these products, the hearth industry has since redefined itself into a provider of highly efficient gas, electric, and wood burning fireplaces, artisan crafted stone and wood mantels, and designer glass and mesh doors.

Each of Bob’s locations is a showplace that highlights the very latest in materials and technology in the industry. Here, the fireplace not only is displayed showing its functional capabilities, but also how it becomes the centerpiece of any room revealing the artful expression of the homeowner’s individual taste.

An ultra-modern spherical gas fireplace situated on a wall in between two rooms; a sleek 60” gas fireplace with flaming crystals and LED lighting set into a wall of granite; a traditional fireplace insert that turns your existing inefficient fireplace into one that is efficient — all are on display along with an impressive line of numerous live-burning fireplaces set with exquisite accoutrements.

Bob’s shops also feature the finest in outdoor grilling equipment with displays that will have the grilling gourmet salivate. Commercial grade outdoor grills, refrigeration, storage, and pizza ovens are all displayed in custom outdoor islands that are limited in design only to your imagination.

For more information on locations and hours, call Bob at (818) 881-4684 or go to encinofireplace.com.

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