Heating It Up: 4 Homes With Cozy Fireplaces

Whether centuries old and Southwestern in style or part of a sleek contemporary Southern California milieu, these fireplaces contribute both warmth and aesthetic panache to their surroundings.

Southern California Sophistication

Adrian AvilaNeyshia Go | Sotheby’s International Realty – Beverly Hills Brokerage

Designed for the quintessential California lifestyle, this chic four-bedroom residence features sophisticated spaces with soaring ceilings, reclaimed beams, wide-plank wood floors, and such distinctive finishes as the Taj Mahal stone that surrounds the living room’s bespoke fireplace. Other highlights include a chef’s kitchen with stainless-steel appliances, an oversized island, and a dining area; a primary suite with dual walk-in closets and a spa-like bath; a media room or recording studio; and an enviable terrace with a pool and views of the Century City skyline.

Wine Country Hacienda

Daniel CasabonneMarie Bradley | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sonoma Brokerage

Surrounded by 2.27 acres of mature trees, landscaping, and rolling lawn just minutes from the historic Sonoma plaza, this 3,925-square-foot four-bedroom hacienda is a relaxed yet elegant retreat in the heart of wine country. The inviting open-plan great room features dramatic carved posts, beamed ceilings, and one of three warming fireplaces. French doors in most rooms lead to the outdoors and their courtyards, swimming pool, freestanding pool house, wisteria-covered loggia, playground, gardens, and fruit trees.

Creamer Hill Farm

Leslie McElwreath, Joseph Barbieri | Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage

At the end of two gated driveways, this extraordinary 81.45-acre estate is one of the largest private landholdings in Greenwich. In addition to the 14,200-square-foot home, the property boasts a pond, a three-bedroom guest cottage, a baseball field, a tennis court, a pool, and a workshop or barn. The timber-clad six-bedroom residence blends a Shingle-style façade with Japanese-influenced interiors, and multiple stalwart stone fireplaces—in the living room, two family rooms, primary suite, and billiards room—contribute to the rugged style and welcoming warmth.

The Boyle House

MaryJoy Ford | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Brokerage

This enchanting property appears on the earliest known map of Santa Fe and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It includes a home with two portales, three bedrooms and baths, a living room, a “farm kitchen” with new appliances, a laundry room, and a garage; an attached two-bedroom apartment with a garage; and a two-story, one-bedroom studio. Three-foot-thick adobe walls, hand-planed Territorial-style ceiling vigas, split cedar rajas, and multiple traditional kiva fireplaces have all been lovingly preserved.

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