As I just mentioned... the room I am heating (with hopes it will transfer to the rest of the house) has 12' cathedral ceilings, with poor insulation on that end of the house (double pane glass... but still a major heat sink). In my mind, it seems the soapstone would be a nice even heat, but not necessarily take the edge off, and keep it tempered? Consider me an idiot here guys (some of you might already, and I am fine with that ). From what I saw in the Woodstock series, besides not "loving" the looks of the stoves, is that they might be undersized for this house. With the addition, Im looking at about 1700sq I guess, with almost half of that having less than steller insulation factors. Its great in the winter, to get the solar warmth in that side of the house, but not great come nightfall.