During the cold NYC winter, there is nothing better than cuddling up with your loved ones, while sipping hot chocolate or a glass of red wine in front of a burning fire. Whether grand, modern, double-sided, wood-burning, gas, circular, vintage, or rustic, a fireplace is one of the best comforts a home can possess. All three of the following NYC listings offer spectacular fireplaces and incredible views, allowing you to enjoy the city lights while escaping the cold winter nights.
Upper West Side: The Terrace Penthouse
555 West End Avenue, the landmarked Beaux Arts building, was originally designed in 1908 by architect William A. Boring and functioned as the St. Agnes Boys High School. The conversion was designed by Tamarkin Co who repurposed the red brick and limestone building. The Terrace Penthouse is the most extraordinary duplex penthouse on the Upper West Side with 2,800 square feet of breathtaking outdoor space, a wraparound terrace and a full floor roof terrace, and 2,200 square feet of interior space, four-bedroom and four-and-a-half-bath. The double-sided marble-clad gas fireplace is the focal point of the enfilade of living room, dining room, and den. The enormous eat-in kitchen with hand-crafted white fumed oak cabinetry by Christopher Peacock and Arabescato slab marble counters faces the city’s west view while the great room framed by elegant French doors offers a one-of-a kind vista of the landmarked turrets. Amenities include 24/7 attended lobby. On the market for $22.5 million.
Tribeca: 30 Park Place Four Seasons Private Residences
With its 82 floors, 30 Park Place is the tallest residential tower of the downtown landscape. The 157 luxury residences sit directly above the Four Seasons Hotel masterfully designed by Robert A.M. Stern. Residents may enjoy the hotel along with the private residential amenities.
Ready for immediate occupancy is the $25 million half floor duplex Penthouse on the 78th and 79th floors with stunning views of the river, the downtown skyline and New York. The 400 square-foot terrace comes with the classic Stern loggia seen in the architect’s other projects like 15 Central Park West and 520 Park Avenue. The heart of the home is the living room where a St. Tropez French gas limestone fireplace is the center piece. The kitchen features solid white oak cabinetry by Bilotta, and appliances by Gaggenau while the marble bathrooms have Robert A.M. Stern custom-designed vanities.
Midtown West: Aman New York
Aman Resorts NYC is set to open in spring 2021. They chose the historic Crown building, built in 1921 by Grand Central Terminal architects Warren & Wetmore, to combine the 83 hotel suites and 22 private properties. This 3,746 square foot, three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath has been designed by Jean-Michel Gathy of Denniston. It features a sweeping private outdoor terrace overlooking Central Park with a 42-foot heated pool and jacuzzi. The interior includes a home theatre, a herringbone-patterned grand entry foyer, white oak wood plank floors, 10’7” ceilings, and three glass enclosed fireplaces.
The residents will have access to all the hotel facilities: a world-class spa, huge indoor swimming pool, sauna, hot plunge pool, and an outdoor terrace. The property is listed at $34.5 million.
“Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.”