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The Dorilton, #87 (Brown Harris Stevens) The Dorilton, #87 (Brown Harris Stevens)
As the days get shorter and colder, the thought of relaxing in front of a fireplace starts to sound highly appealing. Some might think New Yorkers would have to resort to visiting a bar or amenity space to enjoy this experience, but this feature can be found in multi-family buildings. These are mostly in prewar buildings; in modern construction, fireplaces tend to be reserved for the penthouse due to ventilation.
In any building, an apartment with a fireplace is likeliest to feature a wood-burning or decorative fireplace. Wood-burning fireplaces provide the most warmth and a natural ambiance; and at a time when heating is expected to be especially expensive, they can do some of the work of heating a room. However, this particular model isn't for everyone. Between having to stoke the fire and the fact that it absolutely cannot be left unattended, this isn't always the most relaxing setting. It's obvious that wood-burning fireplaces emit soot and smoke, but owners are also advised to make sure their carbon monoxide alarms are in working order and that the chimneys are clean. Finally, while many people enjoy the look of a fireplace, they might not use it as much as they initially imagine, especially if their job requires frequent travel or they lead busy lives.
Decorative fireplaces offer much less of a hassle while still serving as the natural focal point of any living room. While they don't offer the same warmth as their wood-burning counterparts, it's easy enough to create the ambiance of a working fireplace with design ideas like decorative wood, string lights, or candles. Some decorative fireplaces may be made functional, but New York apartment owners should get permission from their building first. Below, we take a look at apartment listings with wood-burning and decorative fireplaces alike.

119 West 85th Street, #2F (Compass)

226 East 2nd Street, #5A (Compass)

Rockefeller Apartments, #9F (Douglas Elliman Real Estate)

Gramercy Arms, #3D (Corcoran Group)

205 East 63rd Street, #19A (Douglas Elliman-575)

166 East 96th Street, #16A (Corcoran Group)

419 East 57th Street, #14A (Brown Harris Stevens (Horizon))

801 West End Avenue, #2E (The Agency)

Chelsea Mews, #PH12K (Compass)

444 East 52nd Street, #7BC (Compass)

The Niagara, #7G (Douglas Elliman-575)

45 Christopher Street, #7G (Douglas Elliman)

785 Park Avenue, #17A (Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.)

1010 Fifth Avenue, #9B (Douglas Elliman-575)

The Kimberley, #5D (Brown Harris Stevens)

101 Central Park West, #8A (Coldwell Banker Warburg)

156 East 79th Street, #6B (Compass)

The Dorilton, #87 (Brown Harris Stevens)
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