I can think of a few good times that a wood burning fireplace would be great to have.
If it lived somewhere where it snowed a lot, I would be thrilled to have a wood burning fireplace in my house.
I like the idea of there being a centralized source of heating in the main room of the house. A wood burning fireplace is not something that comes in every house. In my childhood home, we had a wood burning fireplace. Growing up in a warm region, we did not have much use for it. My favorite time to make a fire was in the winter months around Christmas. Another good time for a fire is when it is raining outside. It is soothing to hang around a warm fire while it rains outside. One of my favorite memories of my childhood would be thinking about Christmas morning and the fire in the wood burning fireplace. My dad would always make a point of making us a fire on Christmas morning, regardless of the weather outside. We live in a warm climate, so having a Christmas that is actually cold is rare. One year I remember it being so warm outside that we actually went to the beach instead of making a fire. We made snowmen in the sand. I will always remember the warmth from the wood burning fireplace, especially during a rainy day. We have an electric fireplace now that allows us to heat the house without the smokey smell that a wood burning fireplace leaves behind.