At this point, New Yorkers are more than sick of this snowpocalyptic winter, but we've got weeks to go before the mercury will consistently stay above freezing. To cope, maybe it's high time chilly buyers targeted NYC properties with fireplaces. Not only are they attractive and stately, but they can always serve as a back-up room warmer in case the radiator conks out. Using listings from StreetEasy, we've rounded up the 13 best apartments with wood-burning, gas, or otherwise heat-generating specimens to hit the market in the last week. A few of them are decorative, but we've decided to include them despite their lack of utility because they add to the apartment's charm or appeal.
First up, Midtown. The brokerbabble ventures into all-caps territory for this $3 million Fifth Avenue 2BR/2BA. "VIEWS, VIEWS, VIEWS! This GLAMOROUS CORNER CONDO has it ALL," it reads, and in this case "all" includes floor-to-ceiling windows, a terrace, and, notably, an ultra-sleek see-through fireplace in the master.
Over in Tribeca, North Moore Street houses this three-bedroom, 2.5 bath condo for $4.995 million. Its living/dining room has an electric fireplace that's kitted out with some traditional-meets-modern columnar ornamentation. Unfortunately, the Union Jack-clad couch doesn't come with the apartment.
Onto Brooklyn Heights, where a 2BR/2BA atop a prewar townhouse is asking $1.4 million. The listing says it's undergone a recent renovation, and the plentiful wooden detailing is undeniably handsome. There's no floorplan, and the brokerbabble tries to justify a somewhat high ask for a walk-up: "Its exquisite plaster moldings, wood burning fireplace and herringbone floors speaks of a time when this quiet tree-lined neighborhood was built by artisans." That green marble trim on the fireplace is a unique touch.
In Carnegie Hill, there's a rather feminine-looking (read: bubble-gum pink dining room and powder blue living room) three-bedroom unit at 1160 Park Avenue that has a "baronial-sized" living room featuring a wood-burning fireplace and "regal carved marble mantel." It's listed for $4.85 million.
The fireplace at this oddly shaped two-bedroom on Horatio Street may look somewhat normal, but it is in fact a "ventless bio-friendly" specimen, should that be up some buyer's alley. In the same contemporary vein, there's also a cantilevered island and Bose speakers in every room including the two bathrooms. All that, plus a pretty sweet curved terrace, for $3.495M.
Back to the Upper East Side, where so many of these fireplaces seem to reside. Pros: The fireplace is dignified and old-looking, bedecked with carvings that appear to be of people and animals. Cons: it's a one-bedroom, and there are no photos of the kitchen or bathroom. But there are many closets, and it's asking a somewhat reasonable (for this day and age) $695,000.
This Long Island City condo is unique in that it has a fireplace, an amenity many of the new-construction towers in the neighborhood do not boast. It's sort of shoved into a corner in the living room, though, and obscured by furniture in this 2BR/2BA at Casa Vizcaya in Hunters Point. For $1.2 million, there are also bamboo floors, recessed lighting, and a private balcony.
Deeper into Queens, we reach Forest Hills, where a three-bedroom, three-bathroom co-op with pretty magnificent beamed ceilings wants $965,000. That living room has 14-foot ceilings, and though the wood-burning fireplace itself is rather basic, the plethora of chandeliers and generous windows add to its Old World-vibe.
Two wood-burning fireplaces accentuate the old New York feel of this East 79th Street co-op, located in a 1902 brownstone. The living room has herringbone floors, walls paneled in "English knotty pine," and a window seat enclosed behind wooden shutters. Asking price is $1.795 million, and the listing notes that it's currently configured as two separate units with a connecting door; the floorplan shows the proposed layout.
This petite Perry Street studio somehow manages to fit a pretty fireplace in the corner. Sure, it's only decorative, and the apartment is small, so the table basically has to go right in front of it. But still sort of sweet, no? It'll cost $655,000 to live in a West Village townhouse that, according to the brokerbabble, Margaret Mead once called home.
On Sackett Street in Park Slope, a duplex with park views and a roof deck has an abundance of exposed brick and two erstwhile fireplaces that have since been bricked up. They add a certain amount of charm to the 3BR/1.5BA, thoughcharm that the buyers hope is worth an ask of $1,095,000.
Let's head way uptown to the far northwest corner of Hamilton Heights, where a two-bedroom with a wood-and-tile fireplace wants a mere $385,000. Built in 1917, 409 Edgecombe Avenue has historically drawn "the city's black elite," according to the Times. The brokerbabble admits the fireplace is restored, newly installed, and merely decorative, but it does add to the prewar vibe. If that gets old, though, just admire the view of Yankee Stadium right across the river.
This adorable little member of the Six Digit Club, asking $415K, is a bit of a color explosion and features what the brokerbabble calls a "substantial decorative fireplace." (Substantial = marble, maybe?) The unit looks tight, but it has built-in space-saving solutions like a Murphy bed and a cedar-lined California Closet system.
Additional reporting by Jessica Dailey
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