Originally Posted by oh'mike
I'd need a picture of that--along with a photo of the fire box----
The' beautiful face brick' however is an add on,much newer than the house--and can be removed.
I had to google to figure out what a firebox is. I found an item called a firebox at target.com and it appears to be the actual heating element that burns coal or wood pellets.
I never had one. The previous owners may have, but there is no stove or heater there currently. The silver cap visible in the pictures is the vent I was referring to. I assume that it was the exhaust for whatever heater was there and that it goes all the way through the wall into the chimney.
I'll take a picture of the chimney tomorrow when the sun is up.