NYC Penthouse with Burning Fireplace

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NYC Penthouse with Burning Fireplace

A Manhattan NY Penthouse Condominium with a wood burning fireplace is a great feature to have in your apartment.   A wood burning fireplace or even a gas burning fireplace is a very rare feature to have in a Manhattan NY penthouse apartment.
Why is a wood burning fireplace or even a gas burning fireplace so rare? Essentially because the fireplace needs to be venting to an external source and creating the system to exhaust the smoke from a wood burning fireplace is easier said than done.
We often see more gas burning fireplaces than a wood burning fireplace because the smoke that comes with burning wood is considerably more challenging to work with than the aesthetic value of a gas burning fireplace.  If you absolutely require a penthouse condominium with a wood burning fireplace, you will have to realize that the supply of penthouse apartments with a wood burning fireplace is extremely limited.


When we see a NYC penthouse with a wood burning fireplace it is usually the top floor apartment with a direct exhaust to a roof top deck or other building system.  Or if it a pre-war building that originally had a wood burning fireplace you are very lucky as this type of building is also extremely rare.


Because a wood burning fireplace is exceedingly rare you will see more gas burning fireplaces in penthouse apartments, easier to install, to maintain and to exhaust, they are usually the first option to create the ambiance and aesthetics that a fireplace offers but without the more complex problems that come with their wood burning neighbor.


Wood burning fireplaces within your penthouse condominium are possible, however keep an open mind to the number of these types of apartments that exist on the market at any one time and that possibly a gas burning fireplace may be a pleasant alternative.


We are well versed in the luxury Manhattan condo market, therefore we understand and know penthouse buyers’ needs and have successful working experiences in catering to our buyers needs.

Eileen Hsu is also a bi-lingual Chinese and English speaking Real Estate agent that have worked with many top end Asian CEO in finding their Manhattan New York Penthouses.

Contact us at (917)837-8869 or email us to discuss your Manhattan New York Penthouse search so we can make an appointment to tour some suitable Manhattan New York penthouses available for sale.

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Eileen Hsu 許雅嵐 (email: EHSU(@)

Our team specialize in Manhattan New York Condominiums, townhouses, and condops.

We are condominium residents ourselves so we understand the Manhattan New York condominium community. We also enjoy all Manhattan neighborhoods, especially Upper West Side, Lincoln Square, Midtown East, Murray Hill, Financial District, Chelsea, Fifth Avenue, Greenwich Village, Nolita and etc just to name a few. If you or you know someone that may be interested in selling, buying or leasing their Manhattan New York condo, call us today (917)837-8869 or (646)644-6929 and we can discuss your specific Real Estate goals.

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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

I love this difference you pointed out between wood and gas burning fireplaces in the penthouse accomodations in your area Eileen. Taller residential skyscraper homes are so different than residential unattached homes of one or two story variety. You certainly know your neighborhood and are the local "expert."

Mar 19, 2012 02:15 AM #1
Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

I think that this is the ultimate luxory for someone in Manhattan.  Awesome!  What a treat!!!

Mar 19, 2012 02:35 AM #2
Morgan Evans
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Manhattan, NY

Always appreciate the information, Eileen.  Manhattan Penthouses for sale with Wood Burning Fireplaces.

Mar 19, 2012 08:22 AM #3
John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Makes sense to me! Good information for your readers and home shoppers.

Mar 19, 2012 10:18 AM #4
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

I can't imagine anything more comforting on a cold winter's night than a wood-burning fireplace.

Mar 19, 2012 01:28 PM #5
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Eileen, fireplaces are nice to have in an apartment on those cooler evenings, and can give a great ambiance in a room!

Mar 20, 2012 12:23 AM #6
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