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.
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.