8 Historic Fireplaces to Warm Up Your Day
It is a truth universally acknowledged (or, if not, we’re acknowledging it here) that those who love old buildings also love fireplaces. There’s something both primal and endlessly comforting about coming in from a chilly commute, a day of running errands, or a round of shoveling snow and sitting down in front of a toasty hearth.
The best fireplaces have a gravitational pull to them, inviting deep conversations over cups of hot chocolate or mulled wine. Whether in a humble log cabin, a Colonial-era rowhouse, or a grand robber-baron estate, they serve as (literally) built-in reminders that winter, while cold and sometimes bleak, does have its advantages.
Below, we’ve chosen some of our favorite fireplaces from past Preservation magazine stories to help you ward off the season’s chill.