Along with the Nets, fixies, Patrick Stewart, and hydroponic kale, Brooklyn has fireplaces. Amazing fireplaces. The kind of mantels that could inspire a move — if you don’t live here already. Here are 15 we can’t stop dreaming about.
Mixed metallics and jewel tones set off a pale stone fireplace in an 1890s Park Slope home by Fig Design.
Green Minton-style tile with creatures and foliage animates a carved wooden mantel in a magnificent Park Slope brownstone.
Modern furniture and chinoiserie contrast with a carved stone Neo-Grec mantel in an 1875 Second Empire brick home in Carroll Gardens.
This cozy living room features a carved wooden fireplace in the Renaissance Revival style. Its mottled glaze tiles in baby chick yellow are typical of the period.
A colorful slate mantel, plants and travel souvenirs create a cheerful focal point in this Bed Stuy parlor.
A typical Italianate carved marble mantel with an arched firebox graces a former workingman’s cottage in Warren Place Mews in Cobble Hill. The tiny house, built by philanthropist Alfred Tredway White in 1878, was renovated by Elizabeth Roberts and Josh Lekwa of Ensemble Architecture.
A bold Neo-Grec mantel contrasts with modern furnishings and a colorful rug — and, surprisingly, a trapeze — in this Park Slope house.
A painted navy blue mantel and purple couch bring a bohemian touch to this whimsically decorated Prospect Heights brownstone. The fireplace surround is onyx.
A circa-1900 neo-Classical fireplace in a Bedford Stuyvesant home sports a swag and checkerboard tile. Its owner stripped and restored the mantel.
A strong-shouldered Neo-Grec mantel unites modern furnishings and figurative art work in a Park Slope home.
Bas-relief Minton-style tile with drippy glaze creates a colorful hearth in a Bed Stuy brownstone designed by noted 19th century Brooklyn architect Amzi Hill.
A modern fireplace makes a strong statement in a Brooklyn Heights home designed by CWB Architects.
A fireplace and grill warm up a Cobble Hill dining room designed by Elizabeth Roberts and Josh Lekwa of Ensemble Architecture.
The colors pop on this well-preserved carved wood and tile fireplace in a Bed Stuy home belonging to entrepreneur Kai Avent-deLeon, owner of the neighborhood’s very cool clothing boutique Sincerely Tommy.