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
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.
The crown jewel of West Village
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.
A chic modern setting
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.
Going green at La Maison
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.
Sophisticated living at the Beresford
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.