My buyer has a gas log fireplace in her current house. She would love a wood-burning fireplace in her new house. She found a 100 year old house in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. It has a twin next door. It may have once shared a chimney with the house next door--there is a slight bump out on the shared wall in the living room. The house has a sunroom addition with sliding glass doors to a patio in back. The roof over the sunroom is only one story. Has anyone had any experience adding an attractive, wood burning fireplace to an existing house? Remember the free standing "mod" fireplaces of the 60's? Any advice would be welcome. Would it cost $20,000 to add a fireplace and masonry chimney????
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