A follow-up to a tangent Brendon and I wandered down for a couple of posts in another thread...
Bren, here's the new stove, and a link to it on the Hearthstone website. Hearthstone is a Vermont company, assembles cast iron and also soapstone stoves there. The castings are done in Spain.
We replaced our old Yotul 602, tiny little thing, but a heck of a efficient wood stove, this late summer...it had done yoeman duty in two houses for over 30 years for us, and was being asked to heat far more square feet than it was designed for in this house, which we've been in since building it 23 years ago.
Our house is a modified Cape Cod style, two stories with a centrally located staircase. The wood stove hearth backs up to the stairwell, right in the center of the first floor, and a cutout in the stairwell wall directly above/behind the stove allows heat to rise naturally up the stairs to the two bedrooms and bath upstairs. The first floor is laid out so there is a circular traffic pattern through the living/dining room, the front room/office, and the kitchen around the central stair and wood stove hearth. A ceiling fan in the living/dining room moves heated air very effectively around the floor plan.