What to do with an Ugly Rock Wall?

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I am looking for some thoughts/help on what to do with an ugly rock wall. I am planning to flip this house, but trying to figure out what others would do with a similar wall. Painting it doesn't seem like a good option. This is not a style that you find in homes in our market so I don't want to keep it, but it seems like a pain to tear out and replace. If anyone has run into a similar situation, I would love to hear what you did and how much it cost.



We upgraded our to gas logs, made the cavernous opening smaller, simply tiled over the horrendous facade, then added a reclaimed fireplace mantle & a slightly raised hearth.