by INHABIT EDITORS
These Corcoran listings in Manhattan and Brooklyn
have the hottest amenity for the coldest of seasons.
This city may never sleep, but it certainly does freeze. Winter is coming—and while that phrase perhaps doesn’t carry the same weight as it does in the fantasy realm, it does mean the Big Apple’s weather is any second away from becoming quite cold.
Finding a New York City home with a working fireplace this time of year can feel like uncovering buried treasure. Enjoy this round-up of some of our latest listing flames, including an intentionally Wes Anderson townhouse in Boerum Hill, an arch-forward duplex on the Upper West Side, a landmarked brownstone in Brooklyn Heights, and welcoming modernity in a pre-war Tribeca condominium.
What’s Here: Heat rises, and it ascends all the way to the top of this duplex’s mighty high 16-foot ceilings. The secret lays in the flames of a lovely wood-burning fireplace that, together with a north-facing double-height window, warms and illuminates the hardwood-floored area. Alongside a cast-iron elevator and multiple archways, the fireplace helps this residence—housed inside a c.1900s brick and limestone building—to capture the undeniable magnetism that defines the Upper West Side.
What We Love: Location, location, location. Follow West 67th’s line of trees to the east, and you’ll wind up among even more right near Sheep Meadow in Central Park.
What’s Here: If one defines “charm” as a wood-burning fireplace with a hand-carved mantle set inside an exposed brick wall, then this two-bedroom Greenwich Village penthouse is undoubtedly loaded with charm. But even outside of that living room setting, the home shines. Its kitchen is a small staircase away and is well-equipped for the home chef with ample counter space, numerous cabinets, and a granite center island. A skylight keeps one of the bedrooms in constant bright condition. Meanwhile, the primary bedroom has a framed glass ceiling, bathing the room in sunlight and moonlight and allowing for potential bedtime stargazing.
What We Love: With a bit of a spin on the idea of a duplex, there is a bi-level private terrace affording skyline views and more than enough room for gardening, outdoor cooking or dining, and any other purposes your imagination can dream up.
What’s Here: Though the building itself may be a c.1905 construction, this four-bed Tribeca duplex condo within is thoroughly modern. To understand this fact, look no further than its marble mantle fireplace. This sleek, gas-powered living room centerpiece only accentuates the space’s natural grandiosity beside oversized windows and under 12-plus-foot-ceilings. Up on the second level is the primary suite, large enough to have a separate sitting area as well as a windowed walk-in dressing room. The main bath is like a personal spa, complete with dual sinks, a glass-enclosed shower, and a soaking tub to wash away the day from.
What We Love: An array of amenities add stylish warmth to the Ice House. Not only are residents provided access to a garage, a bike room, and a fitness center, but they also can soak up the city skyline and Hudson River sunsets from a roof deck that sports an outdoor kitchen, a dining terrace, a sundeck, and a cocktail lounge.
What’s Here: A four-bedroom in Park Slope that’s literally steps away from the green gem of Prospect Park—in this time when communal areas are on the rise, think of it as a shared backyard. Or, enjoy the home’s roof deck or back garden patio for a more personal spin on outdoor space. Lovingly remastered like a classic record, this place displays the vintage appeal of a Brooklyn townhouse—magnificent millwork, stained glass accents, original parquet flooring—while still folding in top-of-the-line modernity.
What We Love: Having one fireplace is unquestionably great, but this townhouse exceeds all measures, boasting four. Find them waiting in the expansive living room, adding appeal to meals in the dining room, exuding comfort in the primary bedroom, and hiding behind pocket doors in the library.
What’s Here: “Done up in marble and adorned with columns on either side” would be an elegant way to describe just about anything. Here, it characterizes the fireplace mantle, a preserved artifact of the 19th century inside the walls of a four-story, c.1848 brownstone. Seeing as this address is smack dab in the middle of a historic district, you better believe there are numerous other original elements—crown moldings, oak parquet floors, and mahogany railings, to name a few. Natural light flows through the home’s 21 windows, as well as its top floor skylight, boosting the inherent Brooklyn Heights magic it possesses.
What We Love: A doctor’s office used to occupy this townhouse’s garden level, which now presents an opportunity to maintain a second-to-none work-from-home situation. Not only does the room span over 230 square feet, but it also has easy access to the backyard whenever you need a serene break.
What’s Here: Fireplaces are found throughout the many rooms of this Boerum Hill home, but a pairing of the living room fireplace and that space’s 80-inch windows create a welcoming aura that one cannot ignore. It’s a townhouse so precisely Wes Anderson’s aesthetic that the director utilized it as a background in his only NYC-filmed work, The Royal Tenenbaums. Yet, while neither Margot, Chas, Richie, nor even Pagoda ever resided in this four-story clapboard, it is nonetheless a standout residence. A leafy and lush backyard is accessible from the kitchen-side terrace or the garden level, the latter a potential source of rental income as a simplex apartment with, you guessed it, a personal fireplace.
What We Love: The primary suite entirely encompasses the second floor. It’s a luxuriant retreat that includes the requisite bed and bath, plus two shoe closets, six regular closets, a sitting area with a bookcase wall, and room for a home office or den.