When the people I was with and I obtained a lake house it came with a decorative wood stove, then technically it could have been used to heat the kitchen, however it never was.
The previous homeowners never used it, but it was totally wash inside and out.
The woodstove was so small that if used, it would barely provide enough kitchen heating; He buys a fully functional furnace just for the look of it? They also vented it through the wood ceiling and added a stack to the roof. It was able to be used however was worthless. It was a pain in the butt removing that furnace as well. It sat on a stone pad that needed to be destroyed with a sledgehammer. Then the people I was with and I had to redo the kitchen carpet due to the hole in the floor, then next the vent had to be removed and the wood ceiling needed to be patched. The stack was removed and roofers had to repair the disfigure, but lastly the people I was with and I had to transfer a cast iron furnace and try to get someone to take it, and our Evansville IN Heating and A/C dealership didn’t want it due to the size. They said no homeowner would ever use it for their gas furnace. I eventually sold it to a guy that wanted a furnace for his hunting shack in Indiana. It was in good shape so I got a deal on it. I just wanted that ugly wood stove though. I am so glad the people I was with and I have that extra space in the kitchen and there are no holes in my ceiling and roof anymore.