What would you do with this fireplace?
Fingers crossed, I take possession of a lovely 1909 brick 3 story next week -- my first house. (First time I've even lived in a house in 25 years, but that's another story!)
I've very lucky in that the previous owner did a tremendous amount of work the bring this old lady back to life. Not just the basics like plumbing, wiring, roof, but also a lot of the niceties, like refinishing the built-in Craftsman-style dining room cabinets.
Some things, she just didn't get to; like this fireplace, which is one of the first things you see when you walk in the front room.
Altho' I won't realistically be able to do anything right away, I want to start mulling over ideas now, so I can keep my eyes peeled for opportunities.
Here's what I've got: