A working fireplace is a covetable amenity no matter the season, but it’s particularly desirable around the holidays when a crackling fire adds an extra degree of warmth and spirit to any get-together. Following is a roundup of some current standouts—ideal for lighting, gathering round and from which to hang stockings (or place the menorah) from now through New Year’s.
For a little retro flair, nothing beats this suspended wood-burning fireplace—one of two such hanging hearths within a three-bedroom, three-bath penthouse co-op at 53 Crosby Street (listed at $6.895 million) in SoHo.
At 173 Pacific Street in Cobble Hill, a circa-1830s former livery stable has been transformed into a two-bedroom, two-bath owner’s duplex and a one-bedroom rental apartment upstairs (both yours for $5.6 million). Each comes with its own impressive stone fireplace (this one’s in the duplex).
With nine to choose from, there’s a fireplace for every member of the family—and then some!—in this renovated Italianate townhouse at 441 West 20th Street in Chelsea (on the market for $24.7 million). This one, located in the office adjacent to the master suite, boasts a decorative marble mantel that adds to the charm of the room.3111 Henry Hudson Parkway in Riverdale (priced at $4.129 million), this fireplace inside the wood-beamed living room is dressed up in dramatic black marble.
Finally, this three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath penthouse condo at 10-40 46th Road in Long Island City (priced at $4.15 million) features two fireplaces: one within the its great room, the other perched on the terrace—providing easy access for Santa and his reindeer.
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