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!

Still Point Farm

12080 NW 100th Street, Ocala, Florida 34482

Gated on just over 14 acres at the heart of NW Ocala’s Horse Country, this charming horse farm is located just minutes from HITS, WEC, and Golden Ocala Golf and Equestrian Club. This farm is the pinnacle of quiet and private, offering serene views of Central Florida’s countryside. Gently shaded by mature trees, the spacious 3-bedroom, 3-bath multi-story home features tall cathedral ceilings, a split-bedroom floor plan, and a whole-home generator. Horses are right at home in the 5-stall wood barn, which includes feed room, tack room, wash rack, and laundry with hot and cold water. The barn also offers an additional 1/1 barn apartment, well-suited for hosting guests, in-laws, or as a seasonal rental! Paddocks are four-board fenced, and an additional round pen is on property. Ideal for anyone looking for an equestrian property 

On the Rise 

16814 W HWY 326, Morriston, FL 32668  

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.

Twin Oaks

11415 NW 123rd Lane Lane, Reddick, FL 32686

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!

Oak Bell Farm

5101 NW 110th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34482 

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 farm property is the perfect slice of countryside living without needing to sacrifice convenience.

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. 

Live Life Luxuriously

7121 NE 22nd Court Road, Ocala, FL 3447

A former Parade of Homes winner and designer-built custom estate, this unique 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath residence offers 5 pristine acres within the gated equine community of SummerHill. Resting at the heart of the property, the home offers a variety of high-end upgrades and detailed finishes. If hosting is your hobby, the backyard will not disappoint– a large, covered patio includes a summer kitchen, ceiling fans, and easy access to the living area. Beyond the patio is a spacious pool deck surrounding a salt-water pool with sun-shelf, as well as a putting green and outdoor gas fireplace with seating area. Despite the privacy, the location is still a short, convenient drive to downtown Ocala or Gainesville’s variety of shopping, dining, and event options.

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