A legend in American architecture, Frank Lloyd Wright once wrote “The fireplace? The heart of the home itself.” According to a report by the National Association of Home Builders, 60% of new homes have at least one fireplace, compared with the 36% of homes built in the early 1970’s. Whether you choose to use it to dispel the cold, set a mood, or just use it as an accent to a room, the fireplace still endures as a sought-after fixture in today’s homes.
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While Central Florida isn’t exactly known for freezing cold winters or an abundance of snow, we do in fact experience an extended period of cooler weather that has residents donning additional layers, getting comfortable under blankets, and turning on the ‘heat’ setting in their homes. The possible benefits of having access to a fireplace, however, are not just limited to the cooler months:
• Cozy fires – Whether you own a gas fireplace or a wood burning one, there’s nothing quite as cozy as relaxing near a crackling fire. Put your feet up, open up a good book, and enjoy! Plus, if you’re looking to dial-up the romance, a fireplace is the perfect accent to any romantic dinner, drinks for two, or soft ambient lighting for a movie night.
• Warmth when the electricity is out– For those who rely on electric heating in the cooler months, a fireplace is a wonderful back-up option if the electricity happens to go out!
• Fire for cooking– Especially here in Florida, where we are often prone to Hurricane-related power-outages, having a fireplace in the home could be the difference between a cold or warm meal in a pinch. While not all fireplaces are made equal when it comes to cooking, an open-hearth fireplace can still offer you the chance to roast marshmallows or hotdogs.
• Eco-Friendly Heating – Wood burning fireplaces can produce plenty of heat to warm the home in the cooler months, meaning you can reduce your use of electric or gas-fueled heating. This helps to reduce energy costs during the cooler months, and ultimately gives you more flexibility in making decisions about how your heat your home.
If the perfect fireplace is on your must-have list, we have plenty of options currently on the market. You can browse our luxurious listings that feature fireplaces below! Not finding what you’re looking for? Contact one of our expert REALTORS® to help you find the perfect home, farm, or land that you have in mind!
Overlooking acres of peanut fields within Dunnellon’s peaceful landscape, this farm is a tranquil slice of countryside living. Meadow Crest Farm rests on a well-maintained 17+ acres, complete with a 6-stall center aisle barn, wash rack, 2 vibrant board-and-wire fenced pastures. Showcasing cathedral beamed ceilings, stone and wood accents, and beautiful views out onto the farm, the 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home is a dream. The spacious eat-in kitchen provides ample storage space, and stainless steel appliances. The master bedroom includes double-doors out to the backyard, which includes pool, plus an en-suite bathroom with dual vanities and a walk-in shower. Perfectly located just a short drive from Ocala’s many equestrian venues, or from Dunnellon’s countless outdoor activities.
Defining elegant living, this 3-bedroom, 2-bath multi-story home in the private community of The Marquesas has been meticulously updated. The Marquis offers two separate living spaces, the larger of which is defined by beautiful wood ceilings, a custom stone fireplace, and is overlooked by a stunning loft with bonus room. The chef’s kitchen is breathtaking- granite countertops, new stainless appliances, gas range, island with built-in wine cooler, breakfast bar with contemporary lighting, and separate pantry space culminate in a truly luxurious space. The master suite is the perfect place to unwind after a long day, with an en-suite that includes dual vanities, garden tub, walk-in shower, and walk-in closets. If you’re looking for luxurious Ocala living, look no further than The Marquis.
This three-bedroom, three-bathroom, multi-level home with finished garage basement features an expansive rustic fireplace and wooden ceiling beams in the great room and numerous skylights for natural lighting throughout. Take in tranquil views all year long in the large Florida room. A winding creek and set of pergola covered bench swings on the nearly two acres allows for southern outdoor living in the desirable gated subdivision of Golden Acres in Ocala / Marion County. Centrally located near Florida Horse Park, Downtown Ocala, and convenient to shopping and preferred schools.
A stunning wood and stone three-bedroom, four-bath home, Eagle’s Rest features a gourmet kitchen, massive stone fireplace, and pine interior throughout. Situated on over one-hundred acres of rolling land, this home is truly custom-built with wood sourced straight from the property. Enjoy the convenience of a two-stall barn near the residence, or the twenty-four stall, center-aisle barn complete with two separate two-bedroom, one-bath apartments. The equestrian amenities include six paddocks, sixty plus acres of pasture, a round-pen, and training arena. Love where you live with this resort-style outdoor oasis, boasting on expansive upper-deck overlooking a travertine patio with fire pit, lagoon-style heated salt-water pool, infinity spa with sun shelf, and adjoining putting green.
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