So, at least one house in the neighborhood that is built like hours – also a Lou Carey Holiday Home – has the fireplace in front of the clerestory windows. You can see the exposed flue in this photo we took on our drive tonight. Right side of the house. There is a previous daytime photo for context, but the flue doesn’t show up very well.
I think tomorrow I’m going to make Bean and the dog walk with me to the neighbor’s house and watch in horror as I walk up to the front door, introduce myself, and ask to see their fireplace.