fireplace (wood, gas, pellet, or other) recommendations
The house that my husband and I just bought in Boston has a mantle but not fireplace. The house inspector said that there is a chimney but it is being used to ventilate the gas heating system and that we would have to install a new chimney or other vent if we want to install a gas fireplace or other fireplace. (Why someone had a mantle installed with no fireplace, I don't understand. Were they planning on painting a fire on the wall underneath the mantle?) Would people give me their recommendations on what would be best to install?