Fireplace as it appeared when I bought the house.
This fireplace was woodburning with a gas log starter.
Fireplace as it appears now.
This fireplace is a sealed, gas fireplace with LED lighting and remote control, which also incorporates a thermostat function to automatically start and stop the fireplace as needed.
The alcove above the fireplace has room for audio/video equipment and also employs a thermostatically-controlled fan to keep the alcove cool and vent heat from the surround sound amplifier.