Fireplace Advice - Wood & Gas
We've broken ground and I'm looking for advice on our fireplaces. Our architect spec'd a Rumsford fireplace in our family room and in the Master Bedroom above it. I can't see myself carrying wood upstairs so what I'm wondering is if I can do gas upstairs and traditional Rumsford wood burning doenstairs? If so, how is this done? Our architect said I could not do this, however, I sometimes find that he says "no" to things when he doesn't like the idea. He also has a tendency to over complicate things. Anyhow, is this possible or is my Architect correct?
Lastly, does anyone know the ballpark of a setup like this? We're in Mass. I have a quote for the full masoned fireplaces on both floors and it is $$$ so I'm wondering if the second floor gas will save us money too.
Thanks in advance!