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 floor-to-ceiling fireplace at 5028 W Anthony Road, Ocala, Florida 34475
The front of the home at 5028 W Anthony Road, Ocala, Florida 34475
The kitchen at 5028 W Anthony Road, Ocala, Florida 34475
The multi-story entry way at 5028 W Anthony Road, Ocala, Florida 34475
A view of the barn at 5028 W Anthony Road, Ocala, Florida 34475

Dazzling Bel Lago

12483 SW 140th Loop, Dunnellon, FL 34432
Nestled within the gated community of Bel Lago, this stunning estate is an exquisite option loaded with extras. The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath main home with library/office is thoughtfully designed and carefully constructed. The interiors of the home are defined by soaring ceilings with tray ceiling accents, crown molding, and a variety of high-end finishes. The gourmet kitchen has granite counters, high-end appliances, center island with large breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, and more. For those who work from home, the office/library has custom built-in features and coffered ceiling details. The master suite is a true stand-out with a huge walk-in closet, as well as a private-ensuite with dual vanities, large garden tub, and a walk-in shower. The back of the home is a true paradise– overlooking a pond, a sparkling salt-water pool and spa are surrounded by a large patio, covered areas for seating, a summer kitchen, and outdoor fireplace. An additional 1-bedroom, 1-bath guest home with a flex room overlooks the pool area offers lots of space and privacy. The oversized 3-car garage has plenty of space for cars and other storage needs. Bel Lago is surrounded by a nature preserve and features lots of equestrian space, a trail system, and HOA.

Graceful Fairway Views

5188 NW 76th Court, Ocala, Florida 34482
This spacious home is located within 2.2 miles of the World Equestrian Center, less than 10 miles to HITS , and is nestled on over an acre in the tranquil community of Golden Hills, offering views of the 1st green & 2nd tee-box of the Rees Jones designed Ocala National Golf Course. Well manicured landscaping and verdant oaks grace the exterior of the property, while the interior offers a light & bright color palette with 4-bedrooms, 3.5-baths and over 3,000 sq.ft of living area.The main living area includes a lovely wood-burning fireplace, engineered hardwood floors, and access to the back lanai via sliding glass doors. Adjacent to the living room is the formal dining room with additional access to the patio and contemporary light fixtures, all leading to the recently remodeled kitchen.There are two roomy primary suites, each with a private en-suite, and both offering ample closet space. A western facing 35’ x 9.11’ screen-enclosed lanai opens onto a lovely patio space, providing spectacular views of the NW Ocala sunsets and vibrant Golf Course.
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

Shady Hill Estate

1219 SW 63rd Street Road, Ocala, Florida 34476 

Comprising two lots, this stunning farm is a beautiful example of Central Florida luxury. Fenced and gated, the farm’s park-like setting offers just under 5 acres shaded by mature oaks. The custom-built main home has 4-bedrooms, 4-full, and 2-half baths and features not one, but THREE fireplaces. The interiors have high-end finishes that include high ceilings with tray, cathedral, and coffered accents, crown molding, and more. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, gas range, cabinet storage, tile backsplash, a center island with breakfast bar, large pantry, and adjacent breakfast nook. The family room has large windows, a gas-burning fireplace, and French doors out to the back pool deck. The master suite, located on the first floor, has a gas-burning fireplace, walk-in closets with built-in shelves, and an en-suite with dual vanities, a walk-in shower, and jacuzzi tub. A large flex room over the garage has plenty of uses and multiple bathrooms. A custom-designed pool area features a summer kitchen, ceiling fans, sink, grill, and built-in bar overlooking the salt-water pool and spa. 

The fireplace at 18899 SW 77th Place Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432
The front of the home at 18899 SW 77th Place Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432
Another fireplace at 18899 SW 77th Place Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432
The living room fireplace 18899 SW 77th Place Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432
An aerial view of 18899 SW 77th Place Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432

190+ Acres in Dunnellon

18899 SW 77th Place Road, Dunnellon, FL 34432
Located on scenic Highway 40 in Dunnellon, outside of Ocala, this 190+ acre property offers potential. At the middle of the acreage rests the property’s stunning 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath ranch-style home. The home features high 12’ ceilings, crown molding, and ceramic wood-look tile throughout. The main living area is spacious, with built-in bookshelves and a floor-to-ceiling brick fireplace. The gourmet kitchen has custom wood glass-front cabinets, ample counter space, stainless appliances, center island, and breakfast bar. The master suite has a private en-suite with glass-door shower, garden tub, and dual vanities. The home includes a private home office and a game room. A stunning covered patio with ceramic tile flooring, and wood-paneled ceilings features an inviting wood-burning fireplace. This land has ample deer, turkey and other wildlife for sport hunting or watching, and is a licensed hunting preserve and quail plantation. A large equipment barn rests on the property with ample space for toys, tractors and more.

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