7 NYC apartments with fireplaces for under $1M

Posted On Thu, October 22, 2020 By

Posted On Thu, October 22, 2020 By In Features, real estate trends

Make staying home this winter more enjoyable with your very own working fireplace. While the city’s stock of apartments with wood-burning fireplaces won’t be getting larger after the city banned the construction of them a few years ago, there are still plenty of apartments that offer a cozy fireside amenity. Despite being somewhat of a rarity, owning a home with a fireplace doesn’t have to break the bank. We’ve found seven apartments with working fireplaces currently on the market for under $1 million.


Courtesy of The Corcoran Group

63 Cranberry Street, #4
Brooklyn Heights
A “cottage-like” top-floor apartment in Brooklyn Heights has hit the market for $875,000 and boasts unique design elements throughout, including skylights, exposed brick, beamed ceilings, and two wood-burning fireplaces. The snug one-bedroom, one-bath also has a windowed home office with closet space. The nicely renovated open-concept kitchen offers plenty of counter space, subway tile backsplash, Bosch dishwasher, and slate floors. Plus, the location, between bustling Henry Street and the delightful Brooklyn Heights Promenade, is hard to beat.

[Listing details: 63 Cranberry Street, #4 at CityRealty]
[At The Corcoran Group by Cordelia Stephens]


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20 Bethune Street, #2B
West Village
With enviable high ceilings, built-ins, and a fireplace, this sunny $625,000 studio is classic West Village. Located on a tree-lined street just two blocks from Hudson River Park on one end and Abingdon Square on the other, the apartment calls home one of the best neighborhoods in Manhattan. The home, which was renovated in 2017, has a windowed kitchen equipped with a gas Miele stove and Subzero under-counter fridge-freezer combo, all framed nicely by custom cherry cabinetry. The co-op allows pieds-à-terre and sublets on a case-by-case basis.

[Listing details: 20 Bethune Street, #2B at CityRealty]
[At The Corcoran Group by Oliver Brown and Vish Velandy]


Courtesy of Brown Harris Stevens

521 West 47th Street, #2D
Hell’s Kitchen
Asking $950,000, this Hell’s Kitchen two-bedroom loft apartment will keep you warm with a working wood-burning fireplace and lots of natural light shining in through three oversized windows. The spacious home measures 1,100 square feet with a huge master bedroom and a second smaller bedroom that could serve as the perfect work-from-home space. Other perks include five closets, an in-unit washer/dryer, a separate dining room, and a pass-through kitchen with new appliances. The apartment is in The Bakery, a former garage and bakery built in 1920 and converted into a walk-up cop-op in the 1980s. According to the listing, the building offers a “liberal sublet policy” and allows pets. The location is prime West Hell’s Kitchen, near Restaurant Row, Hudson River Park, and Broadway and off-Broadway theaters.

[Listing details: 521 West 47th Street, #2D at CityRealty]
[At Brown Harris Stevens by Isaac Halpern]


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265 West 93rd Sreet, #3
Upper West Side
Located in a beautiful brownstone on the Upper West Side, this pre-war two-bedroom exudes charm, from the hardwood floors to the 10.5-foot ceilings. Plus, there’s the wall of custom bookshelves, exposed brick and woodwork, and a working wood-burning fireplace. For $825,000, you’ll get two bedrooms, an extra room that could serve as a playroom or office, and extra storage space in addition to three closets. Residents of the co-op have access to laundry and bike storage. Multiple transit options and all of the best restaurants, bars, and shops of the neighborhoods are located just steps away on Broadway, with the relaxing beauty of the 91st Street Community Garden in Riverside Park also nearby.

[Listing details: 265 West 93rd Street, #3 at CityRealty]
[At Brown Harris Stevens by Julie Smith and Elise L. Zuckerman]


Photo credit: Compass/ Michael Franco

51 3rd Street, Unit 1R
Carroll Gardens
A sweet one-bedroom in Carroll Gardens with a huge private backyard and patio, convenient open-layout, and an elegant marble fireplace is on the market for $785,000. The kitchen, which has a breakfast bar, faces the living room and is perfect for entertaining guests. Despite sitting on the first floor, the apartment is still bright thanks to two east-facing windows that flood the space with natural light. The master bedroom is in the back of the apartment and leads to a quiet outdoor space. Just a block from the F, G trains at Carroll Street, the building is near the best of the neighborhood’s Italian restaurant scene, sandwich shops, bakeries, and more.

[Listing details: 51 3rd Street, Unit 1R at CityRealty]
[At Compass by Michael J. Franco, Miriam Richards, and Greg Holzmann]


Photo credit: Warburg Realty

969 Park Avenue, Apt 8C
Upper East Side
An opulent pre-war pad overlooking Park Avenue and located within walking distance to The Met is asking $995,000. Upon entry, you’re greeted by a huge foyer with three closets currently set up as a dining room. On one side of the foyer, there’s a spacious living room with beamed ceilings and a working wood-burning fireplace. A generous bedroom with two walk-in closets and an en-suite bathroom can be found on the other side. In addition to its incredible location, the co-op offers a gym, bike room, laundry, and a planted roof garden.

[Listing details: 969 Park Avenue, Apt 8C at CityRealty]
[At Warburg Realty by Linda Reiner]


Photo credit: Warburg Realty

439 East 51st Street, Apt 8B
Beekman Place
Located on a cul-de-sac within the two blocks that make up prestigious Beekman Place, The Beekman Mansion at 439 East 51st Street is a lovely pre-war co-op that feels like a private enclave in Manhattan. A stylish one-bedroom, one-bath apartment at the building is currently on the market for $695,000. There’s a lot to love about this home, like its wood-burning fireplace, renovated kitchen, in-unit washer/dryer, through-wall air conditioning, and views of the East River. The bedroom boasts a recently renovated en-suite bathroom and a large walk-in closet with shelving. The full-service co-op building has a 24-hour doorman, live-in super, and storage.

[Listing details: 439 East 51st Street, Apt 8B at CityRealty]
[At Warburg Realty by Steven Gottlieb, June Gottlieb, and Emily Becker]

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Editor’s note 10/26/20: An earlier version of this story misstated the price of the apartment at 521 West 47th Street. The apartment is asking $950,000, not $999,000. 

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