5 Philly Fireplaces to Keep You Warm All Winter
A good fireplace isn’t so easy to find. But, a few fantastic homes on the market in Philadelphia also happen to have fantastic fireplaces. Whether you want a wood-burning stove or a gas powered one, you’ll find a few throughout town.
For the next few months, the weather won’t be getting any warmer, meaning you’ll want to find ways to stay cozy. Drinking hot chocolate and cuddling under a blanket are all well and good. But, if you want a more dramatic way to keep warm, you’ll want to look for a Philly home with a fireplace. Stay comfortable this winter by checking out some of the best fireplaces currently on the market.
The Elegant Bedroom Fireplace
Although it has plenty of classic details, such as lovely hardwood floors, crown molding, and floor to ceiling windows, this Center City home also has plenty of modern touches, such as granite counter tops and a Viking range. A highlight of the space is the marble fireplace, located in the master bedroom. Since it’s a decorative feature, you can place several candles in it to warm up the room on chilly winter nights.
What is better than one fireplace? Three fireplaces. A Society Hill rowhome features a marble fireplace in the living room, dining room, and in the finished basement. Keep your guests warm during holiday dinners or gather around the living room fireplace for socializing on a winter’s night. The large, partly finished basement not only has a lovely, black marble fireplace. It also has a wood bar that’s perfect for entertaining.
Another Society Hill home, this Federal style home features four fireplaces, three of which are fully functional. One of the working fireplaces is a wood-burning one in the dining room. Another working, wood-burning fireplace is in the master bedroom, while another bedroom has a decorative fireplace.
Privacy in Queen Village
A marble framed fireplace warms up the corner of the living room in this three-story Queen Village townhouse. The newly installed, gas-powered fireplace is just one way to keep warm in the home. A Jacuzzi is in the second floor master bath and the thermostat for the heating system is controlled by WiFi. Adding to the home’s charm is the deck with amazing views of the city on the second level and a private courtyard in the back.
A Room with a View (and a Fireplace)
Located in Society Hill, the fireplace in this 2,000-square-foot town home has some serious competition: the tall windows that let in lots of light and offer a great view of the city. But, when the sun goes down and the temperatures dip below 40 degrees, those windows can’t hold a candle to the benefits of the marble lined fireplace, which is flanked by storage and bookshelves on either side.
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