Yes, and I love it! My wife and I own a condo in Edmonton, Alberta which has a wood burning fireplace. We used the fireplace a few times a year while we lived there but now we have a tenant renting that condo and we live in the mountains. The townhome we are currently renting has a super-efficient fireplace and the condo complex provides a chord of wood to each unit during the winter. It saved us a ton of money on our heating bill and it just creates a wonderful ambiance.
We don't have a fireplace currently, but there is a fireplace at my parents' place and it is lovely to sit next to it when it is cold outside. When we go to our local shopping center, there is a fireplace in the food court. I always try to sit close to it for that warm fuzzy feeling.
When you say a fireplace, do you mean an open fire, or any type? We have two fireplaces. One in the dinning rom, which is an old fashioned 1930s gas fire, and the other is in the living room with fake coals. That used to be the same style as the old one, but we had to replace it with a new modern one some years back.
Before I moved back to the City two years ago, I had a lovely fireplace that heated the whole ranch style cedar home!
It was delightful apart from the problem of getting chopped wood which now costs a fortune to buy in Perht, and was cheaper to turn on reverse cycle air conditioning.
However I kept having dead trees cut down from my farm which, although it cost more, it was the most lovely heat that last almost right through the night if I stacked it correctly.