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    North of NYC North of NYC By Houlihan Lawrence By Houlihan Lawrence by

    Nothing warms the body and the soul like a fabulous fireplace, and with wintry weather fast approaching, you could say it's one home feature we're finding to be our current flame as we flip through listing photography.  Here are some of the best in suburban NYC houses currently on the market to light your fire.

    KATONAH | 375 Hook Road | $6,975,000
    It seems obligatory for a gated, 12-acre country estate with sprawling English gardens to possess at least one epic place to cuddle up in plaid flannel, clink oversized ceramic mugs of mulled cider and make memories over Nat King Cole songs.  This spectacular residence has several, but the standout is by far this towering stone one of the indoor-outdoor variety—the backside faces the poolside stone patio—in the home's high-ceilinged family room, framed by balconies from the second story and the sunlight from full-wall French door/window panels. See more.

    OLD GREENWICH | 16 Shoreham Club Road | $6,495,000
    And now for something completely different: This Joeb Moore-designed waterfront Modernist boasts a pyro-feature of a sleeker variety.  It's on brand for an abode designed to boldly juxtapose  traditional concepts of coastal Connecticut living while still interpreting its core tenets, and while steel, concrete floors, motorized shades and Lutron lighting are avant-garde, a fireplace is common ground. See more

    GREENWICH | 56 Clapboard Ridge Road | $9,950,000
    If this isn't the quintessential open fire we picture chestnuts roasting over, we're not sure what is. The projection screen is a slight curve ball for that otherwise rustic vision, but in all the right ways. Add to the historic home factor to the equation and this absolutely stunning home of Pinterest-stoked dreams is easy to fall in love with. See more

    IRVINGTON | 3 Clifton | $3,500,000
    It could have been a contender. One of seven in this river town Mediterranean masterpiece, the living room fireplace is a particular study for its eye-catching intricacies and Far East flair. A smaller one beside the cerulean bar area is an equally inviting space for formal or casual entertaining. The grand, modernized manse effuses movie star style harkening to Hollywood's golden age, of which these tufted, polished environs align. It makes us an aesthetic offer we can't refuse. See more


    MILLBROOK | 225 Chestnut Ridge Road | $1,850,000

    ...and the award for most Hudson Valley fireplace goes to.  While this Millbrook compound is a 20th century creation, this traditional setup seems to fully capture the charm and spirit of the region's historic housing stock, defined by brick, hand-hewn beams and wide-plank floors.  Add a saline pool, tennis court, hiking trails and five ponds and this 115-acre retreat is a perennial vacation only minutes away from town. See more

    GREENWICH | 41 Meadow Wood Drive | $12,000,000
    Everything is bigger in Greenwich. (You heard that right, Lone Star State). Built to an equally grand scale as the 12,000 square foot home surrounding it, this soaring, monothilic fireplace looks to pair with smooth jazz and a glass of fine wine, not to mention sweeping views of Long Island sound from the prime Quarry Farm section of Belle Haven. The only thing outshining it is its living room counterpart—but only in the literal sense. See more


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