Meet $750,000 petrified wood fireplace. Ascendance’ line of fireplaces are created and sold by Metaplace Industries.
From the Early Miocene Period, the petrified wood that forms Ascendance is a tropical hardwood in the Dipterocarpaceae family, and was found in West Java in Indonesia. Petrified wood (from the Latin root petro meaning “rock” or “stone”; literally “wood turned into stone”) is the name given to a special type of fossilized remains of terrestrial vegetation.
It is the result of a tree or tree-like plants having completely transitioned to stone by the process of permineralization. All the organic materials have been replaced with minerals (mostly a silicate, such as quartz), while retaining the original structure of the stem tissue. Unlike other types of fossils which are typically impressions or compressions, petrified wood is a three-dimensional representation of the original organic material.
Ascendance operates as a natural gas fireplace with wireless remote control and Bluetooth compatibility.
Can optionally be converted to bio-ethanol for indoor use.
Purchase includes worldwide shipping, full electrical and gas installation, personal in-situ finishing, light installation, and landscaping surrounding the piece.
As a way of giving back to the people of Indonesia – the primary source of the petrified wood used to create a Metaplace – 2% of Metaplace Industries’ net profits will be donated to Direct Relief International, a non-profit that provides humanitarian medical aid in impoverished regions of Indonesia.