The Hottest Upscale Outdoor Fire Features

Bringing instant warmth and coziness, these 20 luxurious fire features add beauty and create a welcoming atmosphere in any outdoor living space.

By: Chelsey Bowen

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Cozy in White

The sleek-meets-timeless brick fireplace is painted bright white and paired with a reclaimed wood mantel. Tiles laid in a herringbone pattern add a classic touch inside the fire box, where the gas fireplace mixes stones and fire balls for an interesting, texture-filled design.

Blending With Nature

Towering over the cozy seating area, this stacked stone fireplace warms the outdoor living space as well as creates an awe-inspiring focal point. Large boulders define the fire box area, and a reclaimed beam creates a rustic mantel.

Take a Dip

Unexpected and inventive, a lounge area, complete with a built-in half-circle fire pit, sits sunken in the shallow end of a truly opulent pool. Floating pavers lead across the water, and modern waterfalls flank the lounge, bringing relaxing, ambient sound to the space.

Mixing Elements

Here, fire and water combine for an impressive focal point that creates definition to the pool area. A cutout in the freestanding stone wall houses the fire feature, while jets of water stream down in front.

Ground-Level Style

Designed for day or night, this comfortable outdoor living space is covered by a pergola to provide shade during a sunny afternoon. In the evening, a low fire pit, housed in an unexpected division between the brick wall, adds warmth to the seating area.

Fully Equipped Outing

Inspired by Balinese style that blends indoor/outdoor living, this inviting gazebo features a cozy sitting area, dining space and kitchen. Under the flatscreen TV, a toasty fireplace combines stonework and stainless steel for a contemporary-meets-rustic design.

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Flat-Out Cool

Minimal yet noteworthy, this fire feature lays flush with the limestone patio. The sleek design adds to the courtyard without distracting from the simple, clean aesthetic of the streamlined furniture and low plantings.

Ultra Mod

Cool grays set the scene for this backyard patio, where oversized concrete pavers with pebble inlay ground the space. Built-in benches surround a super sleek fire pit for a chic and warm gathering spot.

European Sophistication

Polished neutral stones and dark hardwoods combine in this Italian-villa-inspired courtyard. Elegant flames brighten the raised fire feature and reflect the spotlights used at the bases of the columns and archways. Well-placed cove lighting highlights the step up onto the patio and around the fire feature.

Perfect for Entertaining

This soaring pergola not only mixes industrial-style metals and rustic woods for a one-of-a-kind design, but it also has a dramatic fire feature. Centered on the main wall, the oversized fireplace warms both picnic tables and is flanked by backlit firewood storage boxes. String lights overhead add to the enchanted quality of the space.

A Study in Lights

This warm, inviting pavilion uses lighting to the max, from the spotlights over the bar area to the teardrop pendants illuminating down the center. The fireplace wall is the real showstopper though. In addition to the gas fireplace with ceramic fire balls, cutouts in the stone façade house flickering candles for soft, ambient lighting.

Mountains in the City

Simple wooden benches sit atop large boulders and surround the rustic fire pit that combines smaller stones with brick tops. Around the perimeter of the fire pit are lovely mountain scenes. While enjoying the warmth of the fire, guests also take in the stunning cityscape of downtown Calgary, Alberta.

Artistic Flame

Under an arresting bronze sculpture at the edge of the infinity edge pool sits a sleek, linear fire feature. When ignited at night, the glow illuminates the artwork so it can be enjoyed both day and night.

Light It Up

Onyx fire torches illuminate every level of this lavish outdoor living space. Each layer has a different element to explore, from multiple pools and a spa to dining and lounging areas. In the evenings, the fire features and pool-lining LEDs create a spectacular glow, perfect for partying into the night.

Fire With a View

Situated on the edge of the lawn, this contemporary fire pit and its accompanying cozy seating area has sweeping vista views. Low hedges define the boundaries around the property without distracting from the scenery.

Relaxing Haven

Like stepping into an oasis, this swimming pool has stunning waterfalls, a grotto, a spa and crystal-blue waters. A pair of striking fire features light up the cascading water over the stone structure. Palm trees and other favorite tropical plants create a lush surrounding.

Arctic Heat

A long, linear concrete table not only serves as a place to set food and drinks as guests converse but it also showcases a swanky inset fire feature. Flames rise out of glass pebbles for a fire-and-ice theme.

Toasty Evenings

This cantilevered fire feature is unique in its construction and creates a floating, airy quality to the backyard. A twist on the traditional pergola, a sculptural structure adds shade and an eye-catching design element.

The Straight and Narrow

A black pebble border defines the pool surround, where a linear fire feature adds a little sizzle to the space as well as visually divides the pool and seating area.

Water Meets Fire

With its resort-like atmosphere, this tropical backyard is a true getaway. A 200-foot lazy river winds around a sunken sitting area, which is centered around a chic fire pit.