With snow days and holiday festivities quickly approaching in New York City, buyers are craving the winter season’s hottest amenity: the fireplace. A charming addition to any living space, this desirable feature creates the ideal backdrop for evenings spent bundled up and sipping hot chocolate. Take a look at the coziest listings, all with stunning residential fireplaces perfect for escaping the cold.
With materials carefully selected for their aesthetic and practical appeal by William Sofield, the AD100 designer known for his glamorous work with Tom Ford and Gucci, Beckford House & Tower were designed for quality and functionality in the heart of New York’s Upper East Side.
Priced at $8.5 million, Penthouse 19 at Beckford House, the development’s boutique offering, embodies Sofield’s vision for generous, open living spaces that reinterpret prewar design for modern lifestyles. Stepping into the full-floor, three-bedroom home, there is a gracious entry foyer featuring striking herringbone flooring with an adjoining gallery. The space seamlessly flows into an expansive corner living and dining room with city views to the south and west. This elegant great room is anchored by a spectacular fireplace, where residents can gather during the colder months. Grand ceiling heights and Sofield’s meticulously detailed moldings add drama to the space that’s reminiscent of the Golden Age.
30 Park Place Four Seasons Private Residences
Located in Tribeca at the corner of Church Street and Park Place, 30 Park Place is the tallest condominium to grace the downtown skyline at 926 feet. Serviced by the Four Seasons Hotel which sits directly below the private residences and designed by celebrated architect, Robert A.M. Stern, the building is home to a sprawling 5,937 square foot duplex penthouse (unit 78B) furnished by Santopietro Interiors.
Perched on the 78th floor, the space offers breathtaking views from the 400 square-foot terrace, with sweeping river views, the downtown skyline, New York Harbor and beyond. Complete with double-height loggias and three seating areas, the outdoor terrace is the perfect place for grilling and entertaining company, or watching ships enter and exit the Bay. A St. Tropez French gas limestone fireplace highlights the sprawling living room with a variety of seating places and is the focal point of the home, while the master bedroom boasts a large entry room and dual marble master bathrooms. Solid oak wood flooring with herringbone pattern line the formal rooms, and there is also an eat-in kitchen nook with a raised ceiling of about 13 feet, Bilotta rift-cut oak kitchen cabinetry, and Gaggenau appliances. Set within the library is a wet bar. The residence also features a private elevator, soaring ceilings, and multiple dramatic exposures that add to the character of the beautifully designed home.
Aman New York
The ultra-luxury and celebrity-beloved hospitality company’s second urban hotel (after Aman Tokyo) and first urban hotel with private residences will occupy the iconic Crown Building at 57th Street and Fifth Avenue, originally built in 1921 by Grand Central Terminal architects Warren & Wetmore and the original home of the Museum of Modern Art. It will have 83 guest rooms and just 22 residences on its uppermost floors, fully serviced by Aman.
This 3BR/3.5BA, 3,746-square-foot condominium has been designed by Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston and features an open layout with a sweeping private outdoor terrace with a 42’ heated pool and Jacuzzi, all with Central Park views. When it’s cold, the interior boasts three glass enclosed fireplaces, including one in the expansive master bedroom suite.
555 West End Avenue
As the crown jewel of 555 West End Avenue, the landmarked Beaux Arts Catholic School that has been transformed into the Upper West Side’s most unique condominium, the Terrace Penthouse is the ultimate residential oasis in New York City.
Providing the feeling of an expansive private home, this stunning four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bath duplex penthouse has private elevator entry and offers 2,200 square feet of interior space and 2,800 square feet of private outdoor space, including a sweeping wraparound terrace and a full-floor rooftop terrace. The home’s breathtaking interiors are anchored by a gracious great room featuring a striking double-sided, marble-wrapped gas fireplace. The great room is framed by elegant steel-framed French doors that offer a spectacular vista of the building’s signature landmarked turrets, creating the perfect place to cozy up in front of the fire this winter and enjoy the one-of-a-kind view. The Terrace Penthouse is on the market for $22.5 million. Closings are underway and immediate occupancy is available.
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