Hot Looks for Your Outdoor Hearth

Outdoor fireplaces create ambience―and toast marshmallows, too.

Outdoor Stone Fireplace Overlooks a View of the Ocean
Photo by Deborah Whitlaw Llewellyn

Custom Masonry

Remember to site permanent fireplace structures to complement the scenery, not overpower it.

Pay a little extra for masonry or stone fireplaces, which offer a custom look and may include a barbecue grill or wood storage. Though kits and prefabricated materials are available, the complex installation should be handled by a professional.

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