I love the wood storage under The fireplace, with its raised hearth, takes center stage in the dining room and can be enjoyed from the whole first floor. A small door to the left opens to the outdoors, making it easy to restock the woodpile.
Now THAT is a Fireplace! I think fireplaces should be fictional and be a focal point and gathering spot for great rooms. I feel like the fireplaces are too small/scaled down. They should be made more of a focal point :)