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!

The fireplace at 28 Carry Back Road
 A view of the home at 28 Carry Back Road
 A view of the kitchen at 7699 SE 12Th Circle, Ocala, Florida 34480
 A view of the kitchen at 28 Carry Back Road
The living room at 28 Carry Back Road

Countryside Estate

28 Carry Back Road, Ocala, Florida 34482 
Resting within the quiet equestrian community of Meadow Wood Farms, this gated property overlooks nearly 7 acres of countryside and is comprised of two parcels. Central on the property is the unique 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath home that comes with a variety of updates and design-oriented details, having been fully renovated in 2014. The interior of the home features a bright, open floor plan with travertine flooring running throughout. A large great room beyond the home’s foyer encompasses the open kitchen, a living area, and dining area. The living area features a cozy wood-burning fireplace with large floor-to-ceiling stone detailing with built-in shelving. Zoned A-1 and highly convenient to both HITS and the World Equestrian Center, this stunning property has plenty of potential for additional customization into the mini-farm you’ve always envisioned with a little planning.
The fireplace at 5508 SE 8th Street, Ocala, Florida 34480
The front of the home at 5508 SE 8th Street, Ocala, Florida 34480
A study/classroom at 5508 SE 8th Street, Ocala, Florida 34480
The backyard at 5508 SE 8th Street, Ocala, Florida 34480
The pool at 5508 SE 8th Street, Ocala, Florida 34480

Enchanting Estate

5508 SE 8th Street, Ocala, Florida 34480

Conveniently located and providing plenty of curb appeal, this beautiful home is located near the center of Ocala! The neighborhood is just a shot drive to historic downtown Ocala, with schools and shopping only minutes away. This spacious home is surrounded by gorgeous, mature landscaping on 1.5 acres and gives ample opportunity to enjoy views of horses grazing in the fields of nearby farms from the front porch. Offering a total of 6-bedrooms and 4.5-baths, the home is light and bright with tall cathedral ceilings, skylights, contemporary light fixtures, and much more. Overlooked by the kitchen is the main living space, complete with floor-to-ceiling brick wood-burning fireplace and lots of natural light. If you’ve been searching for a home close to town with a variety of amenities and custom extras, this luxury property is a must-see with lots of room to roam!

The floor-to-ceiling fireplace at 7669 NW 56th Place, Ocala, Florida 34482
The front of the home at 7669 NW 56th Place, Ocala, Florida 34482
An aerial view of 7669 NW 56th Place, Ocala, Florida 34482
The large deck at 7669 NW 56th Place, Ocala, Florida 34482
A view of the back of the home at 7669 NW 56th Place, Ocala, Florida 34482

Fairway Views

7669 NW 56th Place, Ocala, Florida 34482

Nestled amongst the trees on over half an acre, the home overlooks the #16 Fairway of the Rees Jones designed Ocala National Golf Course. Offering a total of 3-bedrooms and 2-baths, the home has a variety of eye-catching features. Secluded luxury real estate. The main living area features tall, vaulted ceilings with wood beam detail, a floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace, and stunning views from the sliding glass doors across the back of the home. These sliding glass doors exit out to the covered, screen-enclosed wrap-around balcony lanai that has ample space for entertaining, plants, and much more. The kitchen is well-appointed with plenty of counter space for prep, wood cabinets, custom vent hood, and stunning wood-beam ceiling detailing. With a convenient location near WEC, HITS, OBS, and Ocala’s huge variety of shopping, dining, and event options.

English Country Estate Farm

13471 NW Highway 225, ReddickFL 32686

English Country Estate Farm, New to the Market! 25+ acres in NW Marion County, This farm is the pinnacle of equestrian excellence. Peace and privacy are assured by the long driveway leading from the gated entrance, past the front pond with fountain and up to the 5-bedroom, 4-full and 2-half bath multi-story residence. A portico-covered main entrance leads through grand french doors into a tiled foyer with a soaring ceiling and staircase to the second floor. The kitchen is perfect for entertaining with extensive polished-granite countertops, ample storage space, a flat-top range on the island, stainless steel appliances, and two walk-in pantries. The lanai overlooks a stunning pool area, complete with salt-water pool, sun-shelf, and grotto with a waterfall, the pool is heated by passive solar panels during the cooler months. Equestrians have ample space to train year-round, as the property offers an 11-stall CBS barn with steel roof, wash stall, two enclosed utility rooms, and one open stall-sized bay for storage or equipment. 

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