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.
The rock-wall fireplace in the living room is one of two in this circular-shaped Huntington Beach contemporary; one of the two master suites has the other. The 1979 two-story home on Venture Drive has an additional bedroom and a total of five baths in 3,639 square feet. The kitchen has Caesarstone countertops, and the property has a three-car garage and two docks at Huntington Harbour. Sean Stanfield, 714-587-2400