5 Cozy Manhattan Fireplaces To Ring The Winter Season

With New York's first snow often comes warm moments in front of the fireplace.

New York City’s first snow is always a magical experience, as a fresh layer of white powder transforms the vibrant metropolis into a scene befitting a Charles Dickens novel.

To celebrate the turn of the season, we’ve rounded up five New York City apartments with living room fireplaces perfect for warming up during a cold, long winter. As the 1945 Vaughn Monroe holiday classic goes…the weather outside may be frightful, but the fire is ‘mmm’ delightful.

A toast-worthy affair

The floor plan, which features high ceilings and hardwood floors, has been refreshed in white and soft hues for a contemporary look.

A classic three-bedroom in Lenox Hill, this restored residence brings to mind the ‘pop’ of a champagne cork with its elegant white living room complete with a fireplace and wet bar.

Prewar details are on display throughout the co-op, as are beamed ceilings, crown moldings and well-kept wood floors. Picture windows in the living room take in the treetops of 66th Street.

Listed for $2.875 million, 137 East 66th Street, Apt 2A, is represented by Judith Thorn and Joy Grossman.

The crown jewel of West Village

Listed for $7 million, the terraced penthouse in West Village incorporates two wood-burning fireplaces.

A roomy private terrace invites outdoor entertaining at this West Village apartment. Still, during the winter months, it’s in front of the two wood-burning fireplaces where residents and guests are sure to congregate.

Custom built-in bookcases flank each end of the fireplace in the oversized living room, while the second fireplace lies in a third bedroom that doubles as a den/library.

Listed for $7 million, 1 Leroy Street, Apt PH5B, is represented by Tania Isacoff Friedland and Allison Chiaramonte.

A chic modern setting

Beamed ceilings top the light-filled living room, which incorporates a fireplace.

A recent renovation transformed this Lenox Hill residence into a hip modern setting that still retains the spirit of its prewar origins. From the entry gallery, the white-walled co-op opens directly to a beam-ceiling living room anchored by a wood-burning fireplace on the far wall.

Herringbone-patterned oak wood floors fill the common space, which includes the dining room and polished-white kitchen. Each of the three bedrooms has custom millwork and California closets.

Listed for $2.995 million, 130 East 67th Street, Apt. 3C, is represented by Allison Chiaramonte and Tania Isacoff Friedland.

Going green at La Maison

A contemporary fireplace is incorporated into the living room.

This newly-minted residence pairs contemporary notes with state-of-the-art features such as an eco-friendly fireplace in the living room.

Reached by a private, keyed elevator, the three-level residence extends the living outwards with private rooftop spaces on the upper levels. Inside, a gleaming chef’s kitchen outfitted with Florense Brazilian cabinetry steals the show in the common area, while three bedrooms are accessed by a circular staircase or elevator.

323 East 52nd Street, Maisonette, is listed for $4.425 million with Steven Gottlieb, June Gottlieb and Emily Becker.

Sophisticated living at the Beresford


A contrasting mantle creates visual interest around the fireplace in this Upper West Side co-op, listed for $11.5 million.

A decadent dining room clad in oak paneling sits off the living room. In the kitchen are professional-grade appliances and refurbished stainless steel cabinetry dating to the 1930s.

Apartment 2G at 211 Central Park West, listed for $11.5 million, is represented by Bonnie Chajet and Lisa Chajet.


Neal is the Chief Content Officer at Forbes Global Properties. A content strategist with more than a decade of experience in the sports, entertainment and real estate spaces he previously launched a sports real estate column and chronicled L.A.’s biggest home sales for the Los Angeles Times' award-winning “Hot Property” section.

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