Outdoor Oasis: Alluring Escape With Fireplace

In this backyard, tall hedges become a beautiful backdrop for a stone fireplace and sitting area. Flowers flank the space, too, and provide an extra dose of greenery for the owners to enjoy. Meanwhile, limestone steps lead down to the swimming pool, lounge and patio.

Photo By: John McCarthy

Photo By: John McCarthy

Photo By: John McCarthy

Photo By: John McCarthy

Photo By: John McCarthy

Photo By: John McCarthy

Photo By: John McCarthy

Photo By: John McCarthy

Photo By: Amy Fleischer

Photo By: Amy Fleischer

Ipe Deck and Pool

Ipe decking surrounds this peaceful pool. At the far end of the outdoor space, wide steps lined with grass lead up to an appealing sitting area, warmed by a brick fireplace.

Backyard With Tree Fence

To give this backyard privacy from neighboring yards, a fence was created out of tall evergreen trees.

Deck With Stone and Grass Stairs

Limestone and grass make a striking set of stairs from this deck up to an outdoor sitting area.

Pool and Deck With Yellow Umbrellas

The large deck around this pool has plenty of room for lounging and outdoor entertaining. There's a big dining table, casual and friendly with benches. Outdoor chaises get the shade of lemon yellow umbrellas.

Deck and Stairs to Patio

For a unified look across this patio, deck and pool, limestone is incorporated in different areas. It's the border for the pool and is used again for the steps and the patio.

Outdoor Living Room With Fireplace

All the details that make an indoor living room comfortable—rug, fireplace, cushy sofas—are evident in this outdoor one.

Patio Sitting Area With White Fireplace

A cozy living room landscape was transported outdoors at this home. On the gray limestone terrace, a white brick fireplace presides over the sitting area. The fireplace's mantel is reclaimed wood.

Outdoor Sitting Area With Fireplace

A brick, gas-fueled fireplace painted white is the anchor for this appealing outdoor sitting area. The mantel is a handsome touch of texture, made of reclaimed wood.

White Brick Wall and Deck

A coat of white paint and simple lights pretty up this brick wall.

Deck and Pool Steps

Ipe decking meets up with plaster and limestone around the border of this swimming pool.

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