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

    When it comes to staying warm, most any fireplace will do. But over the years, the fireplace has gone beyond mere functionality to become an important design element in a room. For inspiration, look to some of our area's grand antique homes where the fireplace plays a key role in the home's interior design.  Here are a few of our favorites that offer good reason to stay home and relax by the fire on a wintery day.

    RemoteTwo grand fireplaces warm the expansive living room in this circa 1907 Cornwall-on-Hudson Colonial that has been in the same family for over a century.

     

     

     

    Maple Pond Farm

    A floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace keeps everyone toasty in the Great Room at this 1860's farmhouse, the centerpiece of Maple Pond Farm in Mahopac.

     

     

    6 gables

    Staying warm was serious business at the turn-of-the-last century when Six Gables was built by the founding father of Briarcliff Manor, Walter Law, who built the home for his son. The home features 9 fireplaces in total, each uniquely detailed.

     

    glenhil

    A roaring fire creates a warm ambience in the living room at Glenhil, a graceful antique Colonial that sits high atop Quaker Hill in Pawling.