Manhattan Apartments With
Wood-Burning Fireplaces

by INHABIT EDITORS

Throw a log or two on the flames
at these Corcoran listings.

While fireplaces can be strictly for decoration, few will disagree that it’s way better when they’re not. Why waste time queuing up a YouTube video of a burning yule log when you can opt for the real thing (with far less targeted, unskippable advertisements)? Particularly at this time of year, not much can compete with the warm glow and cozy heat emanating from a wood-burning fireplace. 

But that comfort need not be reserved for the Hudson Valley farmhouses or the Brooklyn townhouses. In a world where gas-fueled setups tend to reign, these marvelous Manhattan apartments boast wood-burning ones that stoke the flames of undeniable appeal.

A full-floor loft, walls of exposed brick, and a functioning wood-burning fireplace? It’s a Tribeca trifecta down here below Canal Street, and we didn’t even mention the dark oak hardwood flooring throughout. In particular, the fireplace’s mantel is minimalist yet imposing. The understated stone design climbs up the wall but still leaves two bottom corners open for additional log storage. However, this home has numerous other facets to love, including its custom-built bookshelves, floor-to-ceiling windows, private primary bedroom terrace, and mezzanine level with a gym and an office.

Represented By: Deborah GrubmanDavid Adler, and Paul Albano of Corcoran’s East Side Office.

This Greenwich Village co-op’s entry foyer curves like some of the neighborhood’s signature off-the-grid streets. Waiting directly around the bend is the dining room, which occupies the middle portion of an open plan with the kitchen and living room. The latter draws you in with its arching skylight, built-in bookshelves, and a corner wood-burning fireplace. Whether curled up with a classic bestseller or hosting Sunday brunch, you’ll be awash in warmth from the shining sun and the wicking flames. With the dining room and kitchen divided only by a duo of exposed beams, this standout space’s flexibility brings comfort and grace to life’s many speeds.

Represented By: Jason KaradusMarie-Claire Gladstone, and Jesse L. Kopischke of Corcoran’s Chelsea/Flatiron Office.

There is so much classic NYC charm wrapped up in this two-bedroom Chelsea co-op, from beamed ceilings to original ceramic bath tiles to equally original oak hardwood floors. And that’s all without mentioning the home’s fireplace, its prewar bona fides further bolstered by a brick mantel and hearth. The vintage wood burner keeps the living room nice and toasty as windows to the north and west unveil dazzling glimpses of the cityscape and the Hudson River, respectively. Another room connects to the living area via French doors, delighting in the heat flow whether configured as a bedroom, a home office, or a formal dining room.

Represented By: Scott B. Stewart and Alicia Cacchione of Corcoran’s West Side Office.

When lounging beneath an oval-shaped skylight like a cat in a sunbeam simply won’t do, try the open living and dining room of this Upper East Side post-war duplex penthouse. The upper-level space centers around its wood-burning fireplace. As light floods in through glass doors, a spot beside the blaze becomes the best seat in the house — regardless of whether it’s a drink in your hand or a book. Concentric squares are carved into the mantel, creating a sense of energy radiating outward from the smoldering logs within. Should the temperature outside rise to a reasonable degree, venture onto a wraparound terrace with four directions of city views.

Represented By: Carrie C. ChiangAndres Perea-Garzon, and Ramin Habibi of Corcoran’s East Side Office.

Pair scenic views with warm hues in this triplex co-op. A corner fireplace with a stone mantel anchors a living room that would be bright without it thanks to a 16-foot-long skylight — spanning the ceiling’s entire length — and a window wall that displays panoramas featuring the East River and city skyline. It’s a space that solidifies the c.1910 home as a champion of entertaining. After all, what sort of guest wouldn’t enjoy such accommodations? Hardwood floors run throughout the residence, and every room with windows enjoys the same previously mentioned Upper East Side vistas. 

Represented By: Peter Zaitzeff and Jared Freedman of Corcoran’s Chelsea/Flatiron Office.

Feel a burning desire?

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