Editor’s note: This article was originally published in December 2016 and has since been updated with the most recent information.
Given Philly’s age, there’s no shortage of homes that have fireplaces. Sure, oftentimes they need a lot of elbow grease and maintenance, but there’s no doubt that when winter comes around all that hard work suddenly feels incredibly worthwhile—and peak hygge.
As we learned in Curbed’s Period Dramas column on the history of hearths, today’s modern fireplace really serves more for pleasure than as a main source of heat. There’s just something about them that’s so idyllic, as evidenced by these seven homes, many of which boast multiple fireplaces. Better yet, the homes are all for sale.
The historic Frank Miles Day building in Washington Square West was converted into condos, and each boast multiple gorgeous fireplaces like this one. This particular two-bedroom, two-bath condo boasts not one, but two of these beautiful fireplaces. It’s asking $849,000.
There’s no shortage of Chestnut Hill homes with fireplaces, but this one takes the cake: The historic house has a 12(!) of them, including the two in this one room. The seven-bedroom home is currently asking $1,375,000.
To really step back in time, cozy up to this fireplace in this 274-year-old Georgian-style rowhome in Society Hill. It’s one of three fireplaces found throughout the three-bedroom home, which remains relatively untouched and is asking $795,000.
This home wears its age well: The Andorra Corner mansion sits on the edge of the Wissahickon Valley Park in Chestnut Hill and dates back to the 18th century. But it’s been updated over the course of its long history, as evidenced by this modern, but rustic, kitchen and living area. This stone fireplace is just one of three found throughout the home, asking $2,695,000.
Sure, it’s a stove, not a fireplace, but it’s still picturesque as ever. The tiny abode is located on the three-property Hollowood Estate in Chestnut Hill. If you’re looking for an actual fireplace, the main home has it.
There’s a lot to look at within this unusual West Philly rowhome, including this showstopper of a fireplace that’s the first thing you see when you step through the front door. The stone hearth stretches from floor to ceiling. The home, designed by a carpenter, is on the market for $699,000.
In Germantown, this Victorian fixer-upper boasts an impressive six fireplaces, all with their own personality and style. One of them offers something a little different, as it’s hooked up with a Franklin-style, wood-burning stove. The home has a $445,000 asking price.