It may lack the crackle of a wood fire, but using gas or electricity is cleaner, easier, and, with the occasional ban on burning logs, suitably versatile for your fireplace. But homebuyers who prefer wood fuel can still find what they’re looking for.
“Most homebuyers are fine with a gas fireplace, but having the potential for both gas and wood adds more value to a home,” says Laguna Beach real estate agent Shauna Covington. Location, she says, matters, too: One in the living room, family room, or master suite does more for the bottom line than elsewhere.
Four fireplaces inside and one outside add warmth to this Tuscan-style Newport Coast home, which has five bedrooms and eight baths in 9,790 square feet. The two-story Pelican Crest Drive residence, built in 2000, has a Blue Star commercial stove in the kitchen, a wine room, a catering facility in the eight-car garage, and a pool and spa. Michael Salas, 949-370-7792