Before settling down for a long winter's nap, it's nice to have the perfect mantle and chimney to hang those stockings and leave a plate of cookies for Santa. This week we take a look at some one-of-a-kind homes that boast fireplaces evocative of Courier and Ives.
41 Bullock Road, Chadds Ford, PA
By the chimney with care: We love this farmhouse, with its cedar porch and exterior, it just feels so cozy. The great room features a replica of an 1800-era stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace. More romantic fireplace goodness in the master suite, where a two-sided fireplace warms the bath and the bedroom.
974 Delchester Road, Newtown Square, PA
By the chimney with care: The main home at Delchester Farm was built in 1795, and it has been lovingly restored and expanded since then. A beautiful living room with built-in library shelving includes a traditional fireplace and gracious mantle. Fireplaces also feature in the formal dining room, the breakfast room and the master suite.
2240 Old Kennett Road, Wilmington, DE
By the chimney with care: This country estate includes 19th century detailing, which means there is a brick chimney in the study and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in a separate sitting room.
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