10 Outdoor Fireplaces and Fire Pits
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Landscape architect Gregory Lombardi referenced Scottish masonry designs in this design, to honor his client’s Scottish heritage. The wood-burning fire pit designed is perfectly sited at the woodland’s edge, allowing guests to enjoy the colorful surroundings.
Elements of Nature
Fire and water coexist happily in this space by landscape designer Debora Carl. Movable chairs allow the guests to shift their focus between the gas-fueled fire and the glorious views beyond the property.
Fire features aren’t only for backyards. On this property by Debora Carl Landscape Design, a gas fire pit provides a warm welcome (quite literally) at the front door.
Warmth With a View
The design of the fireplace by Archaeo Architects is based on the traditional kiva fireplaces popular in the southwest. “The kiva fireplace is normally set in the corner of a room,” says Archaeo’s Jon Dick. “In this instance, we brought the fireplace to the exterior, so what would have been walls is now a view to the red rock landscape.”
Installed on the covered portion of the patio, this gas-burning fireplace designed by Gary Kernick is the perfect place to warm up after a dip in the adjacent pool. The chimney facing and hearth surround lend a European feeling to the space.
A deep hearth with an array of pillows creates extra seating for guests around this outdoor fireplace of Montana ledge stone. Pedersen Associates Landscape Architecture custom designed the door, andirons and copper-backed bench.
On a large property like this one by The Simpson Design Group, a pavilion over the fire pit draws attention and invites guests in. Because the fire pit is fueled by gas, there’s no need to lug firewood across the vast lawn.
This wood-burning fireplace is the centerpiece of a veranda designed by The Simpson Design Group. Trying to decide between wood and gas? Consider the benefits of each. Wood-burning fireplaces provide a rustic look and an inviting aroma and don’t require a costly gas-line hookup. Gas elements are easy to keep burning and are less likely to create eye-irritating smoke.
Designed by Wagner Hodgson Landscape Architecture, this wood-burning fireplace was cast in place of concrete with a board-form finish. Its covered position protects it from the summer winds in its Vermont setting.
Center of Attention
This fire pit, designed by Voula Goutsos, acts as the center focus of the small deck. Glass terrace walls allow guests to enjoy an unobstructed view of Vancouver’s Coal Harbour while enjoying the gas-fueled flames.