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249 Sebonac Rd., SouthamptonOnce summer is over and (Credit: Aleksandra S Saland)

249 Sebonac Rd., Southampton

Once summer is over and the pool is covered, Tom and Jackie Hession are eager to move into the next season -- fireplace season. "We have raging fires almost every night," says Jackie.

Great fireplaces in Long Island homes for sale

While a fireplace doesn't necessarily add value to a house, it sure can add character to a room any time of year.

Though many fireplaces -- wood-burning or gas, or one with a Heatilator insert -- are traditional in style, others come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials. Here's a quick sample of some that are a bit unusual.

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249 Sebonac Rd., SouthamptonThis post-and-beam house boasts a
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249 Sebonac Rd., Southampton

This post-and-beam house boasts a 22-foot fireplace and is set on almost 1 1/2 acres with an in-ground pool. The home is being listed for $1.35 million in December 2013 by Douglas Elliman Real Estate's Richard Doyle Jr.

249 Sebonac Rd., SouthamptonOnce summer is over and
(Credit: Aleksandra S Saland)

249 Sebonac Rd., Southampton

Once summer is over and the pool is covered, Tom and Jackie Hession are eager to move into the next season -- fireplace season. "We have raging fires almost every night," says Jackie.

249 Sebonac Rd., SouthamptonSet in the great room
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249 Sebonac Rd., Southampton

Set in the great room of this post-and-beam house, the 22-foot fireplace has a stone raised hearth.

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249 Sebonac Rd., SouthamptonOther features include pine floors

249 Sebonac Rd., Southampton

Other features include pine floors in the living room, dining room and first-floor bedroom.

249 Sebonac Rd., SouthamptonThe eat-in kitchen is designed
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249 Sebonac Rd., Southampton

The eat-in kitchen is designed with cherry cabinets and marble root-patterned countertops. Since the property is wooded, the design of the marble blends with the environment, Jackie says.

249 Sebonac Rd., SouthamptonThe second floor is divided.
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249 Sebonac Rd., Southampton

The second floor is divided. The section above the fireplace has a loft area, bedroom and office while the other side -- a private guest wing -- has two large bedrooms and a bathroom. (There are a total of four bathrooms.)

249 Sebonac Rd., SouthamptonThe house is set at
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249 Sebonac Rd., Southampton

The house is set at the end of a long and winding driveway.

9 Haide Pl., East IslipThis six-room wide-line ranch,
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9 Haide Pl., East Islip

This six-room wide-line ranch, which has two wood-burning fireplaces, sits on a 110-by-106-foot landscaped property with a new heated in-ground pool surrounded by Nicolock pavers. It's listed in December 2013 for $449,990 by Century 21 Celmar Realty's Debbie Carpluk.

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9 Haide Pl., East IslipOne of the fireplaces
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9 Haide Pl., East Islip

One of the fireplaces is a dual fireplace located between the updated eat-in kitchen and the dining room.

9 Haide Pl., East IslipThe other fireplace, which
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9 Haide Pl., East Islip

The other fireplace, which is set in a brick wall and has an alcove for storage, is in the living room.

9 Haide Pl., East IslipOther features include wood
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9 Haide Pl., East Islip

Other features include wood floors, an enclosed three-season patio and a finished basement, as well as three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

107 Shirley Ct., SmithtownDesigned by the homeowner, architect
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107 Shirley Ct., Smithtown

Designed by the homeowner, architect Charles R. Schwartzapfel, this 4,200-square-foot Colonial combines an Adirondack-style exterior with an Arts and Crafts interior. It's listed in December 2013 by Diane Duffy of Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty for $849,000.

107 Shirley Ct., SmithtownThe outdoor fireplace complements the
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107 Shirley Ct., Smithtown

The outdoor fireplace complements the granite patio, where there is an outdoor kitchen. The stone chimney doubles as a rock wall for scaling.

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107 Shirley Ct., SmithtownThe indoor and outdoor natural
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107 Shirley Ct., Smithtown

The indoor and outdoor natural stone fireplace contains mill work. Visible from all three stories, the fireplace, which is in the living room, is flanked by French doors.

107 Shirley Ct., SmithtownThe indoor kitchen has Viking
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107 Shirley Ct., Smithtown

The indoor kitchen has Viking Appliances, custom Shaker-style rough-cut white oak cabinets and honed Brazilian Verde Marinaci granite countertops.

107 Shirley Ct., SmithtownAmong some of the other
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107 Shirley Ct., Smithtown

Among some of the other materials found throughout the house are walnut travertine stone floors with radiant heat and Venetian plaster walls with rough-cut white oak millwork and trim.

107 Shirley Ct., SmithtownThere are four bedrooms and
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107 Shirley Ct., Smithtown

There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms in the house.

1121 Rte. 106, MuttontownAbout 4,500 square feet, this
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1121 Rte. 106, Muttontown

About 4,500 square feet, this 12-room ranch has a gas fireplace in the great room. It's set back on a 2.2-acre property with a large deck off the great room. Mark Von Zwehl is listing the property in December 2013 with Laffey Fine Homes for $1.395 million.

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1121 Rte. 106, MuttontownImported from France, the antique
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1121 Rte. 106, Muttontown

Imported from France, the antique mantel on this gas fireplace is hand carved wood, says the listing agent, noting the hearth is granite.

1121 Rte. 106, MuttontownRight above the fireplace is
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1121 Rte. 106, Muttontown

Right above the fireplace is a separate antique mirror.

1121 Rte. 106, MuttontownSince the floor plan is
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1121 Rte. 106, Muttontown

Since the floor plan is open, the fireplace in the great room can be seen from the dining room as well.

1121 Rte. 106, MuttontownRecently renovated, the updated eat-in
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1121 Rte. 106, Muttontown

Recently renovated, the updated eat-in kitchen boasts new stainless-steel appliances and marble countertops.

1121 Rte. 106, MuttontownThe ranch-style home has wood
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1121 Rte. 106, Muttontown

The ranch-style home has wood floors and high ceilings.

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1121 Rte. 106, MuttontownThe house has six bedrooms
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1121 Rte. 106, Muttontown

The house has six bedrooms and 4 1/2 bathrooms as well as a finished basement.

50 Hemlock Dr., East HillsThis 3,974-square-foot Contemporary has
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50 Hemlock Dr., East Hills

This 3,974-square-foot Contemporary has an open floor plan with a dual gas fireplace. It's set on a half-acre property with a granite patio, a finished lower level and a three-car garage. Joyce Styne and Susan Cherney of Laffey Fine Homes are listing the property in December 2013 with a $1.598 million asking price.

50 Hemlock Dr., East HillsThe dual gas fireplace
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50 Hemlock Dr., East Hills

The dual gas fireplace opens onto the living room on one side and the dining room on the other, and each side has a distinct look.

50 Hemlock Dr., East HillsWhite marble and a
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50 Hemlock Dr., East Hills

White marble and a mantel grace the dining room, while a darker designed marble faces the living room.

50 Hemlock Dr., East HillsThe house has an
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50 Hemlock Dr., East Hills

The house has an open floor plan and cathedral ceiling, and the fireplace is visible from the second-floor balcony. he open plan is also enhanced by a wall dominated by glass.

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50 Hemlock Dr., East HillsThe designer kitchen is
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50 Hemlock Dr., East Hills

The designer kitchen is outfitted with granite countertops and a center island. Other features include wood floors, recessed lighting and built-in stereo speakers.

50 Hemlock Dr., East HillsThe house has four
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50 Hemlock Dr., East Hills

The house has four bedrooms, two of which are master suites.

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