I am looking at purchasing a stove or insert to be place in our living room, with masonry chimney/hearth. House is approx 2,000 sq ft but only need to heat half of downstairs...and hopefully it will get to some of upstairs. Fairly open design. Our preference is freestanding stove. The dillifculty is that the mantel trim is 42" from the ground. I have done some research and am having trouble finding a med-large stove that will fit clearances, even with mantel shield. Not sure I am reading them correctly though, or factoring in all potential options, like short legs. I have looked at VC Encore, Lopi Endeavor, Jotul Oslo and Hearthstone. Can anyone provide recommendations for working within clearances (rather not re-do the matnel) and getting the maximum amount of heat output? Fireplace is 33x48" and mantel trim is 42x60". THanks!!