Nothing makes you feel more at home and want to stay in than an open fire. They roar, they crackle and best of all, they keep us snug, cosy, and warm during the cooler months. Since the discovery of fire over a million years’ ago, humans have had an affinity for fireplaces. Indoor fireplaces have been a mainstay in homes for centuries. Once upon a time, they served purely functional roles in the home before modern-day heating. But now, fireplaces are often simply a favourite must have feature among homebuyers, whether they be brand new or restored and full of character.

It’s hard to deny, there’s just something about having a fire in your home (or sitting near someone else’s) that brings comfort. The natural warmth of an open fire is unbeatable – there’s also a real sense of relaxation when you’re seated in front of one (with or without a glass of your favourite drop). Researchers have found the calming effects of being ‘fireside’ can lower blood pressure and having a focus of attention on your fire can also help to lower anxiety. *


At First National Real Estate we love a great fireplace (or just being invited around to one). Across our network we’ve seen some outstanding homes featuring some of the cosiest and even more contemporary fireplaces on the market. Here are just a handful of our favourites.



An ultra-modern, chic fireplace that seamlessly integrates with the living space in 26 Leary Avenue Bentleigh East.



It’s classic, beautiful and what a way to wake up! This dainty bedroom is located in 14-24 Hyde Hill Road, Harkaway.



Take it outside with this elegant fire-stand in a stylish courtyard located in 30 Boundary Road, Narre Warren East.



574 Salisbury Road, Beaconsfield Upper has a fire with a traditional welcome that just beckons you in.



An external fire that accentuates the sleek, modern look of this home in 2 D’Entrecasteaux Dr, North Bruny.



An idyllic centrepiece to this timber and brick home in 75 Old Bernies Road, Margate. Where there’s fire, there’s family.



Indoor or outdoor? Take your pick! This home has two external fires (a firebox and pit) and an internal coonara fire. You can find these fireplaces in 4 Ronald Avenue, Selby.



Can you have too many? 78 Merrigang Street, Bowral has a fireplace in every bedroom, and we say why not?!!



This fireplace in 120 Wilton Park Road, Wilton is serene, yet grand and traditional. Its setting will definitely impress guests and visitors.


Feeling the chill right now? Or just need to relax next to a cosy fire but don’t have one? Don’t worry – we’ve thought of you, just click here. Or you can contact your local First National Real Estate office today and we can help you find your next home with an open fireplace to suit your personal taste!

*Research Source: University of Alabama USA. Dr Christopher Dana Lynn PHD. Study: “Hearth and Campfire Influences on Arterial Blood Pressure’.



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