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Alcove made for a Franklin stove.

To make this cabin cozy in the winter months, San Francisco architect William Leddy used a Franklin stove to full advantage. He placed it at the center of the house in a 3- by 7-foot alcove under a sleeping loft.

The stove sits on an 18-inch-high platform topped with quarry tile. Walls on two sides of the alcove help project the heat into the living room. The third side is open, except for six evenly space steel bars forming a ladder to the loft. The bars also serve as a built-in drying rack for clothes. The owners use the open space at the base of the ladder for wood storage.
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