Baby, it's cold outside. Yesterday in Boston we dipped down to 18 degrees, and I for one was not ready for that. December has been acting like its icy older brother January from the get go this year with chilly, windy days and three snowstorms over the course of three weeks. During this time I have been so grateful for our fireplace, which gives us not only warmth but also therapeutic relief from this December's unforgiving cold.
No fireplace of your own? Imagine yourself cozied up next to one of these five incredible fireplaces from across the country. Not only will these show-stoppers warm your soul, but they'll also totally satisfy your design sense.
Step into Round Hill Manor, a classic Greenwich estate spanning 17,603 square feet on 40 acres looking over the Long Island Sound. Built in 1916, this home boasts eleven fireplaces, each beautifully crafted in period detail. The fireplace in the dining room perfectly complements the exquisite detail of the room and soaring ceilings.
Greenwich, Connecticut |Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
Just across the way in Southampton, turn-of-the-century Victorian-style detail prevails in this 7,000 square foot manor, filled with grandly proportioned spaces that feature elegant finishes. Sitting on 1.84 acres, this home boasts a fountain, a 60-foot pool with a waterfall spa, a pool house, and a pavilion with a gym and an alfresco bar. What's most impressive, however, are the meticulously carved stone fireplaces featured in both the great room and the parlor.
Southampton, New York|Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage
Back in the city on the Upper East Side, this sun-filled corner duplex boasts impressively scaled spaces that perfectly accommodate both grand and lively gatherings, and quiet every day living. The home features a gallery, a living room, a library, a formal dining room, and six bedrooms with hand-carved moldings and multiple fireplaces. As if that wasn't enough, the property overlooks Park Avenue and 79th Street.
New York, New York | Sotheby’s International Realty – East Side Manhattan Brokerage
Out west, this serene 2.11-acre Santa Fe estate showcases an expansive 6,680-square-foot home, courtyard, and one-bedroom guesthouse. The main home is fully equipped with a master suite and spa-like bath, a lavish guest bedroom, an office, a chef’s kitchen, a family room, and a three-car garage. The centerpiece of the home, featuring the hallmark of Southwestern style, is a commanding fireplace crafted from Anasazi stone in the open living and dining room area. The same Anasazi stone frames the living room windows and overlooks impressive views of the beautiful natural landscape.
Santa Fe, New Mexico | Sotheby’s International Realty –Santa Fe– 326 Grant Avenue Brokerage
Cool chic elegance abounds in this 3,607 square foot Brentwood home. With serenely sophisticated modern style, this free and flowing home features a formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen, a family room, and a living room with a mesmerizing contemporary fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors add to the modernity of the home and overlook the inviting yard, patio, and swimming pool while giving way to an abundance of natural light.
Los Angeles, California | Sotheby’s International Realty – Brentwood Brokerage
From east coast to west coast, these fireplaces take the chill out of any wintery day. Ready to cozy up next to the fireplace of your dreams? Reach out to me to get started.
Originally featured in the Extraordinary Living Blog on Dec. 14th 2019 by Sotheby's Realty