In these cold winter months, nothing is as comforting as sitting down in front of a roaring fireplace as it envelops a room with its soft glow. These five luxury real estate properties all feature fantastic fireplace design ideas that are so often only dreamed about.
1. Exceptional East Hampton Estate
Here is a home built for all seasons. Beyond the custom walnut curved entryway, an inviting warmth welcomes you to explore further. Each room appears more comfortable than the last, perhaps none more so than the living room centered around a great stone floor to ceiling fireplace. Like something from another world, this incredible fireplace thaws even the coldest East Hampton morning, making the room perfect for those romantic winter breakfasts. If one magnificent fireplace wasn't enough, there are two others - including one outdoors that's ideal for barbecued meals under the summer stars.
$19,750,000 | East Hampton, NY | View Listing
2. Santa Barbara Contemporary Residence
Truly a home for the refined owner, this spectacular, newly-built and fully-automated contemporary - enthroned above the Pacific in Hope Ranch - was constructed for those who most appreciate graceful precision. Just one look at the bright, high-ceiling living room tells you this home is like no other. Enshrined in a vivid and unforgettable facade, the roaring fireplace is well-suited to those cool nights where the wind rolls in over the lawn to the rhythmic sound of waves slapping the beach below. Curl up on the couch with your loved one and enjoy this unparalleled experience.
$35,000,000 | Santa Barbara, CA | View Listing
3. Santa Fe Custom-Designed Manor
Nestled in the beautiful undulating hills just north of Santa Fe, this custom-designed, custom-built residence is what people imagine when they think of a New Mexico home. It has a humble grandeur befitting the landscape it is so much a part of. At the home's center is its glowing heart - a generous kitchen and family room featuring an incredible rounded fireplace crafted by a third-generation German stonemason. The mason built all 13 of the home's fireplaces, along with the other intricate stonework that adorns this nearly 14,000-square-foot manor.
$13,650,000 | Santa Fe, NM | View Listing
4. Ultimate Napa Valley Compound
Located just minutes from downtown St. Helena, and boasting lush views of vineyards and the western foothills of the Mayacama Mountains, this compound offers the classic Napa Valley lifestyle. But that isn't to suggest it's like any other home around. Few homes have a fireplace so impressive as this one. Found just inside a wide door opening onto the expansive lawn and built from pale stone floor to ceiling - and encompassing two alcoves for freshly-cut firewood - this fireplace features an Argentinean-inspired Grillworks artisan grill that makes cooking a delightful pleasure.
$7,400,000 | Saint Helena, CA | View Listing
5. Majestic Greenwich Estate
Rarely does an estate of this incomparable quality and stately character come on the market. At 15,000-square-feet, this stone Georgian artfully combines sophisticated splendor and prodigious views of Putnam Lake. Each room has its own distinctive character. The paneled parlor, for instance, features an immaculate fireplace set beneath an exquisitely carved wood mantle. It casts light and brilliant warmth around a room that feels like a throwback to another era - one of beautiful gowns, top coats and sparkling glasses of champagne illuminated by the fire's flickering touch.