Fireplaces are becoming a focal point of common spaces in new residential developments in the Northeast. Folks used to often overlook a cozy fireplace, but now with co-working spaces on the rise, as well as those who entertain, mingle or work in their residential buildings’ common spaces, the fireplace is essential for a welcoming and comfortable aura. In fact, when it comes to luxury condo buildings developers are now going above and beyond to create distinctive residential lounges surrounding fireplaces that leave a lasting impression and make residents and their guests feel right at home. Take a look at a few examples of luxury buildings with the best fireplaces to be enjoyed in common spaces, perfect for relaxation as you grab your cup of hot cocoa or hot toddy and listen to that fire crackle.
The Symon by Studio DB
Neighboring Brooklyn Heights, currently under construction and located between Court Street and Boerum Place at 76 Schermerhorn Street, The Symon is the all-new 13-story boutique luxury condominium building. Designed inside and out by Studio DB – the New York-based design firm led by husband and wife Damian and Britt Zunino, who are known for their custom homes and high-end interiors work for a roster of celebrities and other successful luxury residential projects in New York – The Symon features a complete suite of sophisticated retreats for work and play including a hotel-like private lounge, which boasts an inviting fireplace set within an urbane amalgam of contemporary and vintage decor. A focal point in the room, warm woods and natural stone detailing surrounds the fireplace, seamlessly blending classic and modern design. A curated library, tv and comfortable seating area are also present, making it the perfect spot for relaxation or to warm up in as the seasons change.
NoHo’s 40 Bleecker by Ryan Korban
NoHo’s 40 Bleecker is the first ever residential building from designer-to-the-stars Ryan Korban, who has imbued the interiors with his trademark over-the-top touches and mixing of styles. Welcoming residents and guests into the building, Korban custom-designed the lobby space for a tranquil escape from the city. Punctuated by two marble couches and separated by a slab coffee table of rough-hewn French limestone and touches like suede walls, black marble and terrazzo book-matched floors perfectly complement the black marble fireplace lined in bronze that is the centerpiece of the room.
Rose Hill, Rockefeller Group’s first residential project in Manhattan
Developed by the original builders of Rockefeller Center and designed with Art Deco flair, Rose Hill is the new 45-story luxury condominium tower currently under construction at 30 East 29th Street in NoMad. Designed inside and out by CetraRuddy, the acclaimed global architecture firm known for successfully blending modern design with crafted detail, Rose Hill will boast 123 lavish residences accompanied by a vast collection of amenities on the lobby level and 37th floor sky lounge. Welcoming residents home to New York’s next crown jewel and nestled within the lobby lounge, Rose Hill boasts a custom library situated next to an 8-foot marble fireplace and grand spiral staircase underneath a grand custom chandelier. The inviting area has an abundance of seating for friends and family and just nearby is The Blue Room, where you can make cocktails to continue your conversations.
Brooklyn Point, Brooklyn’s Tallest Tower
Located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Point is currently the borough’s tallest tower at 720 feet and will offer luxury homes with amazing views as well as over 40,000 square feet of amenities. The high-caliber amenities will include the triple-height Park Lounge that is perfectly designed for entertaining. The Park Lounge will feature a bar, lounge, co-working areas and a signature fire place, an ideal spot for relaxation during the fall season. The Park Lounge will also feature 35’ ceiling heights with wraparound glass walls opening onto a beautiful landscaped terrace.
Greenwich West by start Parisian designer Sebastien Segers
Greenwich West, with 170 loft-style condominium residences, is one of the tallest new buildings in Manhattan’s Hudson Square neighborhood, offering unprecedented views of the Hudson River, New York Harbor and Statue of Liberty. Located at 110 Charlton Street, Greenwich West’s interiors have been beautifully designed by star Parisian architect and interior designer Sebastien Segers, who is known for his work with clients such as Giorgio Armani, Christian Dior and his 20+ year collaboration with legendary designer Marc Newson. Detailed design elements and select finishes inspired by the past that also make a strong modern statement, create warmth and elegance in every space. Amongst the full array of amenities at Greenwich West is a private resident lounge and entertainment suite complete with a formal dining table and living space surrounding a cozy fireplace.
Waterline Square, NYC’s three-tower starchitect development
Developed by GID Development Group, Waterline Square has been designed by Rafael Viñoly Architects, Richard Meier & Partners Architects and Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates to create an iconic collection of luxury residential buildings on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Offering a variety of residential lifestyles, the development encompasses three residential towers, a 100,000-square-foot amenity center and a 2.6-acre park along the Hudson River.
In addition to offering one of the largest and most comprehensive amenity collections in all of New York City, Waterline Square provides residents with access to a luxurious suite of private entertaining and leisure amenities in each of its three residential buildings. Each of the three buildings includes an expansive great room with a gas-burning fireplace, the perfect place to keep cozy on cool fall nights. Additional amenity spaces include private dining rooms, media and game rooms, billiards lounges and landscaped terraces with outdoor kitchens. Designed by Champalimaud Design (One Waterline Square), Yabu Pushelberg (Two Waterline Square) and Groves and Co. (Three Waterline Square), the tower amenities offer glamorous extensions of the residences.
30 Park Place Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown
Welcoming residents home within the 926-foot tower at 30 Park Place Four Seasons Private Residences New York Downtown, which stands as the tallest condominium to grace the Downtown skyline, is a beautifully-designed and inviting lobby space perfect for warming up after a day spent out in the elements. Designed inside and out by celebrated architect Robert A.M. Stern, the lobby’s focal point is punctuated with a custom fireplace, surrounded by labyrinth-patterned absolute black and white thasos marble flooring. A bench is present alongside the fireplace, allowing for a calm respite from TriBeCa’s bustling streetscape.
At Quay Tower, the record-breaking condominium at Brooklyn Bridge Park, residents can curl up by the stunning marble-clad, indoor-outdoor fireplace in the rooftop Sunset Lounge. One of two rooftop amenity spaces in the building, the Sunset Lounge features gorgeous panoramic views of the Lower Manhattan skyline and New York Harbor. Perfect for cool autumn evenings, the cozy fireplace can be enjoyed both in the expansive indoor lounge or outdoors on the terrace. It’s the perfect place to relax and take in the view.
200 East 59th Street
Designed to celebrate inside/out living, 200 East 59th Street — the latest residential tower from the legendary developer behind 432 Park Avenue, Harry Macklowe — is soon to open its double-height private dining room and lounge featuring a stunning marble fireplace. The space offers residents a cozy ambiance to relax, get some work done, meet neighbors or entertain, as it also opens onto an expansive furnished and landscaped terrace. What’s special about the fireplace is its grand placement in the center of the room— the full-height slab of marble in which it is set is positioned so that residents can enjoy its warmth from all angles.
180 East 88th Street
Situated in the Upper East Side’s coveted Carnegie Hill neighborhood, DDG’s luxury condominium 180 East 88th Street brings the warmth of its handmade brick façade indoors with a grand lobby featuring a custom fireplace. Specifically designed to provide residents with the most luxurious living experience possible, the building’s expansive lobby immediately garners the attention of all who enter with its impressive vaulted ceilings and Italian travertine flooring inlaid with Austrian white oak. The hallmark of the spacious lobby, a roaring, elegant fireplace invites residents to curl up and savor the warmth. A custom, one-of-a-kind wall installation created by German plaster artisan Jan Hooss hangs above the fireplace, paying homage to the plaster and stucco that was prevalent in Upper East Side architecture at the turn of the 20th century.
Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston
The tallest residential tower in all of Boston and New England, the Four Seasons Hotel & Private Residences One Dalton Street, Boston, features a luxurious private residents’ lobby designed by Thierry Despont that offers residents a curated and inviting arrival experience centered around its sumptuous signature fireplace. Residents will immediately feel at home in the presence of the glow of the fire from the custom-designed fireplace framed in red travertine stone. The rich, pickled mahogany walls and coffered ceiling create an inviting wooden jewel box, a feature inspired by the tradition of Richardsonian Romanesque architecture and classic townhouses in the Back Bay.