Orange, CA — With a daily sports talk radio show carried on more than 200 stations across the country, Emmy® Award–winning sports broadcaster Dan Patrick is, in many ways, “living many men’s ultimate dream.” So when he decided to convert a room in his home to a combination “man cave”/broadcast studio from which his show will be simulcast on DirecTV beginning in July, it was only natural he would want it to be a place his guests and viewers would want to hang out and maybe play armchair quarterback.
The design and installation of the new studio will be featured on Episode 413 of DIY Network’s Man Caves, scheduled to air February 5, 2010 at 9 p.m. Patrick’s room, described as “New York Athletic Club meets your favorite upscale pub,” is now home to his vast collection of sports memorabilia, the ubiquitous wall-mounted television and a Dave Lennox Signature™ Collection Montebello® gas fireplace directly below to create the perfect focal point for this elegantly masculine space.
“Dan wanted the convenience of a gas fireplace, but he also likes the look of real masonry,” said Mike Buckley, the general contractor who worked directly with Patrick. “Lennox had the perfect solution in the Montebello fireplace. Dan selected the Montebello model with a 40-inch opening and a red herringbone brick interior and its traditional design is exactly right for the room’s setting.”
With a tall ceramic-glass opening that provides an exceptional view of the finely detailed logs and flame, the Montebello fireplace is equipped with a powerful burner system that showcases its large fire and glowing embers. Its exclusive Secure Vent™ direct-vent system uses no room air for combustion while allowing just the right amount of heat to warm the room.
“This was a really fun project for Lennox Hearth Products to be involved in. The Man Caves team and Dan Patrick were great to work with and his new studio is a place that any of his guests will feel at home. Our gas fireplace certainly adds to that ambiance and we’re pleased we could help out,” said Robert Dischner, marketing director for Lennox Hearth Products. “Dan wanted a fireplace in his new space because it evokes a feeling of hospitality regardless of the season. That’s a sentiment that is universal.”
Offering a diverse family of products for every style and budget, Lennox Hearth Products (LHP) is a leading manufacturer of indoor and outdoor fireplaces, fireplace inserts, free-standing stoves, gas log sets, accessories and venting products for the specialty retail, residential new construction and industrial markets. LHP, based in Orange, California, is a business unit of Lennox International Inc. (NYSE: LII), which operates in over 100 countries and is a global leader in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration markets. More information about LHP can be found at www.lennox.com.