The freestanding fireplace is the focal point for outdoor gatherings in this African-inspired landscape, designed by Jamie Durie. Photography by Jason Busch.
The fire pit, flanked by a complementary wall, creates an intimate setting in this patio that's designed for entertaining large groups. Designed by Robert Hursthouse.
This Mediterranean yard boasts an oversized custom fireplace with 12-feet-high candle walls, custom-built wrought iron spark arrestor and candle cages. Designed by Mitch Kalamian.
Old World Warmth
This custom fireplace, made from Old World stone, serves as the centerpiece of the patio. Designed by Scott Cohen, the fireplace also has storage cubbies for wood and kindling.
A View by the Fire
Ample seating walls provide a gathering spot for the formal fire pit and a view of the surrounding countryside. Created by Scott Cohen.
A contemporary Mediterranean-style outdoor room, designed by Bruce Meeks, features the seamless integration of fireplace and wall.
Comfy Sitting Area
A fireplace made of El Dorado stone warms this sitting area that's shaded by a large patio cover. Designed by Scott Cohen.
Bending to Covenants
According to designer Steve Appolloni, challenging covenant requirements required a lot of design finesse to create this unique fire pit in a small space. The open roof areas accommodate colorful shade cloths in the summer and allow light in during the winter.
With a fireplace near their pool, the homeowners spend time outside more than ever, even on cold winter nights, designer Scott Cohen says.
Spa With a View
Constructed with a swirled-pattern flagstone, this contemporary-style firepit warms chilly evenings in this design by Scott Cohen.