Hall of Flame: 5 Homes with Exceptional Fireplaces
These five homes feature outstanding fireplaces that—whether they are surrounded by striking Southwestern stonework or part of a streamlined modern aesthetic—contribute both warmth and style.
Old World Elegance in the Hamptons
On a tree-lined drive one mile from the beach in Southampton, this 7,000-square-foot manor is filled with grandly proportioned spaces that boast soaring ceilings and elegant finishes. Both the great room and the parlor are warmed by handsome, dramatically detailed stone fireplaces. The 1.84-acre property features allées of trees, specimen landscaping, a fountain, a 60-foot pool with a waterfall spa, a pool house, and a pavilion with a gym and an alfresco bar.
Chic Modern Gem
At the end of a long private drive on a quiet Brentwood cul-de-sac, this chic five-bedroom home has been thoroughly renovated with a serenely sophisticated modern style. The fluid spaces include a formal dining room, a chef’s kitchen, a family room, and a living room with an eye-catching contemporary fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors flood the spaces with light and open to the inviting yard, patios, and swimming pool.
Round Hill Manor
Widely regarded as one of the greatest estates in Greenwich, Round Hill Manor is an impressive 17,603-square-foot residence that was built in 1916 and is filled with exceptional fixtures, features, and finishes. Exquisite accents prevail, from the grand center hall, the stylish living room, the stately dining room, and the inviting chef’s kitchen to a handsome library with a uniquely detailed fireplace — one of 11 in the home. The manor is perched on a crest looking out over the 40-acre grounds toward Long Island Sound.
Classical Style on the Upper East Side
Exemplifying Upper East Side elegance, this light-filled corner duplex is an ideal setting for magnificent entertaining and timelessly stylish day-to-day living. Its impressively scaled spaces—a gallery, a living room, a library, a formal dining room, and six bedrooms—are replete with distinctive architectural elements, including soaring ceilings with hand-carved moldings, impeccable hardwood floors, and multiple fireplaces with ornate period mantels. The home’s plentiful windows overlook Park Avenue and 79th Street.
Magnificent Santa Fe Retreat
This peaceful 2.11-acre estate encompasses a striking 6,680-square-foot home, a lovely courtyard, and a one-bedroom guesthouse. Highlights of the main residence include a chic master suite with a lavish bath, a spacious guest bedroom, an office, a cook’s kitchen, a family room, and a three-car garage. The centerpiece is a grand living and dining room with a beamed ceiling, stone floors, impressive views, French doors to a spacious portal and gardens, and a commanding fireplace crafted from Anasazi stone, a hallmark of Southwestern style.
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