From the exterior, the townhouse fits right in with the other quietly opulent residences on a leafy street on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Its floor plan is no less classic, consisting of "10 chunky rooms, all in the same proportion," according to designer Ann Pyne. In the library, paintings of peacocks and horses hang above a sofa upholstered in a Manuel Canovas silk velvet, with trim by Samuel & Sons; a pair of lamps by Tif- fany Studios, purchased from Rago, sits atop reproduction Chinese...
A fireplace provides an instant focal point and frequently gives a space symmetry, as well as more space for displaying art and collections. As these rooms from the AD archives prove, there’s a fireplace to suit any decor, from ones with rustic stone surrounds to those with ornate mantels. Click through to see how you can turn up the heat in your own space with a well-appointed fireplace.