A HOME renovation expert has revealed an unexpected find after gutting her fireplace during a revamp.
She showed an even bigger discovery during a home transformation, leading to viewers being torn on exactly what it was.
Charlotte Staerck (@rosemarydeerlodge) showed her living space prior to the home improvement project in a TikTok post.
“This fireplace was hiding a secret,” read the text over the video, capturing the sleek design of the furnace.
She showed the fireplace in its current state — small with dark red tiles surrounding it and a wooden panel framing it.
“Under this small one was a huge one,” she said.
The home improvement pro revealed a huge fireplace after the smaller one was torn down.
She invited viewers to guess why the fireplace was built the way it was.
“That’s because this room had a very important job,” she said. “Can you guess what it was?
“Answers on a post card, or the comments will do,” she said.
Several viewers took their guesses to the comment section of the video.
“Yes it’s a kitchen fireplace that would have had bread oven to make use of the alcove heat with Woodburber/cast iron AGA type cooker,” one wrote.
“Water heating,” another added.
“For the ghosts to be warm and cozy,” a third commented.
“Heated the house,” yet another guessed.
“To feed workers lunch so they wouldn’t get the nice part dirty? Our house has old pipes for that,” one more said.