Hi, I have spent more time than I should browsing this forum - what a great resource. We are purchasing a 1905 foursquare home with what appears to be an original fireplace. We had the chimney and its two flues checked and both need lining. But structurally they are in good shape. The house has an old oil furnace and we hope to add a wood stove to assist heating the house. We'll probably use it more for viewing than heating most of the time. But during very cold periods we would like to reduce oil usage for obvious reasons (the heating is hot water baseboard). The fireplace sits on the 1st floor and there is a 2nd floor and a partial attic above the 2nd floor. Excluding the basement area, it's probably about 2,500 sq ft. I would say the floor plan is somewhat open. But we don't expect a stove to cover the whole house. I have been going through specifications from various wood stove manufacturers and I can see very quickly that clearances - particularly to the side where there are wood columns - are going to be a big limiting factor. The chimney sweep we had inspect suggested that maybe a smaller free standing stove backed partially into the fireplace might be an option. I am also reaching out to some local wood stove stores - but we don't have too many in the area. I thought I would post a picture with some measurements to see if anyone has had to deal with a similar situation or configuration or if there is any general advice on which direction to look. In some ways, having a free standing stove would be nice and we don't think it would take away from the looks of the room. But I would love to know if anyone has a similar fireplace with either type of stove. We are a bit budget minded - we'll have to line both flues and get the stove. We want a quality stove but probably won't buy the best. In our area the stores sell Pacific Energy, Regency, Vermont Castings, and Jotul. Any thoughts would be appreciated. I'll certainly post back what I learn along the way. Thank you.