Our house is also 120 years old. It has a large field stone fireplace is what we've dedicated to a den.Fireplaces are very dangerous! When we bought our present home (it’s about120 years young), the master bedroom suite had/has a fireplace. This was in 1999. About four months later, I at 48 and dear wife, at 42, found ourselves expecting an unexpected babe!
Yep, they’re dangerou!