11 Simply Amazing Fireplaces

Modern fireplaces bring the warmth.

1. West Village Duplex by Joel Sanders Architect

In this West Village duplex apartment by Joel Sanders Architect, Vermont marble wraps the living area's gas fireplace and attached banquette seating.

2. Miesian House by RZLBD and Julia Francisco

A large two-sided gas fireplace divides the living and dining areas in this Toronto home by RZLBD and Julia Francisco.

3. Upper East Side Mansion by Gabellini Sheppard

Italian schist surrounds the media room’s wood­-burning fireplace in Gabellini Sheppard's single-family Upper East Side townhouse. The second-floor media room is designed as the hangout place for the whole family, and with this large fireplace, it's the perfect place to stay warm all winter long.

4. Austerlitz House by Mark Morton Design and Stephen Clark Design Group

Inside this house in Austerlitz, New York, designed by Mark Morton Design and Stephen Clark Design Group, a hanging bubble fireplace is set against a hand-sculpted black limestone wall in the den.

5. Massachusetts House by O'Neill Rose Architects

In this house in Sheffield, Massachusetts, by O'Neill Rose Architects, a grand hearth of local Azul Aran granite serves as a central focal point of the living room.

6. Swiss Alps Vacation House by Wespi de Meuron Romeo

A four-level all-concrete Swiss Alps vacation home by Wespi de Meuron Romeo includes a concrete wood-burning fireplace in the living area.

7. 19th-Century Townhouse by Mark Zeff

Located between the living and dining areas of this West Village townhouse by Mark Zeff, the marble fireplace and mantelpiece are French 19th-century.

8. Midtown Apartment by Hariri & Hariri

When Hariri & Hariri were reconfiguring this Midtown apartment, they inserted an ethanol-fueled fireplace in a simple stacked-limestone surround with translucent pocket doors on both sides to separate the den from the dining area. A Roy Lichtenstein print hangs on the den's fireplace surround.

9. Toronto House by MLK Studio and Belzberg Architects

For this West Coast–inspired home in Toronto, MLK Studio and Belzberg Architects created a house that easily flows between indoor and outdoor living spaces. Once the glass doors slide open, a terrace sheltered by an overhang becomes an alfresco extension of the living area.

10. French Alps Chalet by Platane & Ili Associés

In the living room, a fireplace is centered between a wooden desk and gray sofa to warm up the French ski cabin after long days on the slopes.

11. Duplex NYC Penthouse by Dufner Heighes

The family room in this Manhattan duplex penthouse by Dufner Heighes is centered with a striated Bosco marble hearth. In the formal living room, a second fireplace's surround is Kenya Black marble.

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