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

    12 Cowdray  Park

    “Keep the home fires burning” stirs up nostalgic notions, right? But, there’s nothing old-fashioned about the fact that 21st-century homebuyers often put fireplaces at the top of their wish lists. And, it’s not necessarily because of the heat they generate, but rather the charm they add to a room.

    Fireplaces evoke not only a sense of warmth and coziness but also of luxury and a happy home. Just imagine: you’re sitting fireside with a glass of wine and maybe a good book in your hand or a board game on the coffee table or even a movie streaming on your tablet. And yes, let’s add a curled up rescue pup to this scene. If you have your heart set on this fantasy setting, you’re in luck because the majority of homes on the market in Northern Westchester boast at least one fireplace. (Rescue pup not included, but Bedford-based A New Chance Animal Rescue can help!)

    This four-bedroom colonial on three private Bedford acres boasts not one but two stone fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen, and luxurious appointments throughout the main house. The two-story pool house features a gym, game rooms, and plenty of entertaining space.

    90 Old Logging

    Historically, builders located fireplaces in the kitchen for cooking and laundry, but over time, homeowners began to see them as an amenity more appropriate for gathering spaces. With the popularity of open floor plans that feature kitchens as the new family hub, fireplaces are returning to the kitchen. This Bedford Hills gated estate features fireplaces in both the main house and the pool house.

    1 Bedford Center Road

    Four fireplaces grace this five-bedroom shingle-style home on 11 acres in Bedford. On a wintry evening, you can head down to your private wine cellar to choose your favorite Cab, light a fire in the master bedroom, and settle in for a romantic evening.

    .157 hickory kingdom

    The fire roars in the great room of one of North Salem's most treasured residences, overlooking the cascading waterfall of the Mill River.  Nothing compares to The Millhouse's sophisticated country living in a truly magical setting.

    665 Titicus Fireplace

    With a luxurious-lakeside-cabin vibe, this cozy contemporary home on Blue Heron Lake features an open floor plan with a central fireplace to warm you up while you take in the spectacular water views.

    559 Pound Ridge Road

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