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!
Drive thru the the custom gate of Stonewater Ranch, down the winding wooded driveway that opens up to this stunning 60 acre farm. The farm is located minutes from HITS, WEC and Golden Ocala. This very private setting was well planned out by professional equestrians for ease of use. There is private road to the 18 stall CBS center isle show barn, professionally engineered riding arena, lush pastures, 5 RV hookups, and almost a mile of private riding trails thru the natural wooded area! A stocked pond with lovely walking bridge from the barn to the custom built home. The 4-bedroom, 3-bath, home designed to bring the beauty of the outdoors in with expansive windows high ceilings cozy rock fireplace open to the upgraded kitchen, every room has amazing views, salt pool, workout room. A rare opportunity!
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 beautiful custom-built home rests beyond a charming tree-lined drive on over 11 acres. Soaring high ceilings and spacious rooms create a bright, cheerful atmosphere throughout. The home features an amazing gourmet eat-in kitchen with granite countertops, island cook station, double ovens, stainless appliances and much more. Enjoy spacious green paddocks for all your animals and lots of off farm riding. Perfectly located, it’s just down the road from HITS and an easy scenic drive to Ocala and all it has to offer, Gainesville and UF or Dunnellon and the beautiful Rainbow River.
37 acres of tranquility for you and your horses! The winding private drive leads to a stunning home that sits high atop a hill. The home is surrounded by lush rolling fields and majestic Live Oak Trees, you’ll find yourself in complete privacy with expansive views. There is a wonderful stone patio with an infinity edge pool , (a perfect spot for weddings and events). This custom home is well appointed with upgrades, Entertain from the chef’s kitchen and the retreat to the large master suite consists of 2 master baths, huge walk in closets, a workout space and an artist studio on the second floor! There is a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom guest cottage adjacent to the house, as well as a 2004 Block 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home for the 2nd residence! The 9 stall center-aisle barn and fenced pastures complete this amazing private farm in NW Ocala!
Centrally located in Ocala’s highly desirable horse country, Oak Bell Farm is a 40+ acre property convenient to both HITS and WEC. Fully fenced and gated, the property is immaculately landscaped with blooming vines, roses, hibiscus, and others. Two barns total 37 stalls, complete with 2 wash racks, feed room, and an office/apartment with full-bath. Additional amenities include a round pen, eurocizer, and a lovingly maintained 3/8-mile irrigated track perfect for year-round training. Oak Bell Farm includes multiple residences, some of which could serve as additional storage for feed, tack, and equipment. The custom-designed main home includes a variety of upgrades. Tall ceilings run throughout the home, with tray detailing in larger spaces. The eat-in kitchen includes stainless appliances, breakfast bar, island with gas range, and additional walk-in pantry space. A custom stone fireplace runs floor-to-ceiling in the main living area, perfect for cooler winter evenings. If entertaining is a passion, this property is perfect– the home includes a spacious theater room and a screen-enclosed back patio that includes a covered area, sparkling pool, and plenty of space for seating. Located conveniently to both Ocala and Gainesville, this property is the perfect slice of countryside living without needing to sacrifice convenience.
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