From a 1962 Phoenix home. The fireplace might not be that old, but it’s sure holding up well. But…who’s idea was it to keep it so close to the ground? You’d have to drop to your knees to add firewood.
Who’s idea was it to add the stone hearth that blocks the pathway to the kitchen? How many toes and feet have hit the stone edge? How many guests have tripped?
The red X marks the spot where you stop hopping after stubbing your toe and where the blood starts flowing.