I'm thinking about making an offer on a 1930's house that needs a few improvements. The gas stove/range isn't situated against an exterior wall. Rather, it's placed against the back side of the brick chimney that separates the kitchen from the living room. There's no range hood and no duct.
There are no cabinets installed on the brick above the stove. There is, however, a smallish metal pot rack installed directly onto the brick.
Can I somehow fit this range with a hood, either ducted or ductless? Can I install such a hood directly onto the brick, on the back of the chimney? Pardon my ignorance, but are there ductless units that one can hang from the ceiling, and is there any reason why that wouldn't work for me?