The holidays have officially arrived, and if that means you start dreaming of chestnuts roasting in an open fire, then a fireplace is a must for you. A source of warmth and a place to gather and tell stories, no two fireplaces are alike. Join us as we take a look at some of the finest in the Hudson Valley today in a variety of styles:
Rustic and inviting, 61 Woods Road in Snedens Landing is the perfect setting for a holiday gathering. Once home to Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer, the circa 1920s home is built into the Palisades and has extraordinary views of the Hudson River.
Willow Knoll at 99 River Road in Grandview was built in 1891 by Joseph Ellicott, the inventor of the air brake and the first commodore of the Tappan Zee Yacht Club. Chris Sapinoff, a previous owner in the 1930’s, was a Bulgarian silversmith who created numerous design patterns carved onto beams, mantels and woodwork throughout the house and cottage.
4 Old Cranberry Road in Sloatsburg is located on Cranberry Lake in Pierson Lakes, a private, gated community surrounded by thousands of acres of parkland. The custom designed home offers a rustic theme with stone, stucco, antique barn beams, distressed woodwork and numerous fireplaces both inside and out. There also is a large covered porch with fireplace.
530 North Broadway in Upper Nyack was once home to Warren Haynes, guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band. The open living room has a unique fireplace, as well as wet bar, wine fridge and ice maker.
1082 Rt. 9W in Upper Grandview is circa 1911. It has three total fireplaces and was once owned by a countess and visited by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a bygone era.
Named for this charming hamlet’s first blacksmith, the Jesse Trenchard House was built in 1780 and is one of the oldest houses in the bucolic Palisades historic district. The renovated Dutch colonial was awarded preservation citations for the historically accurate restoration of the colonial house and appropriateness of the modern addition. It is full of period details with large, gracious fireplaces in the living and dining rooms.
374 S. Mountain Road in New City is situated on 6.7 park-like leveled private acres on one of the most desirable roads in New City. The fireplace exemplifies the clean lines of a more modern style.
245 River Road in Grandview is a 19th Century Greek Revival overlooking the Hudson River. It features period fireplace mantels and fine appointments.
122 Circuit Road in Tuxedo Park is a magnificent historic home, originally built as a summer cottage around 1890 for John H. Foster with beautiful architectural details. The living room has a 17th century English fireplace.
The Whitney House in Palisades is a mid-century marvel designed for a descendant of one of America’s most important art families and the former childhood home of actress Angelina Jolie. The welcoming fireplace is a beautiful centerpiece for the living room.