16 Outdoor Fireplaces We Love
Even on small lots, try to free up space along the water's edge by creating a shady spot for evening gatherings. Here, along Lowcountry waters, you can toast the tidal river as the sun goes down.
When evening temps start dipping, diehard outdoor dwellers know the key to staying cozy well into the wee hours is an easy-to-ignite fire pit. This gorgeous gathering space is carpted in perfectly manicured grass, encircled with comfy lounge chairs, and has a beautiful view to boot.
Not only does the sleek brick fire pit lend a certain chicness to this patio, but the surrounding seating offers the perfect place to get cozy on cool winter nights. Adding comfortable couches or chairs around your outdoor fireplace ensures content snoozing by a warm fire.
Outdoor Dining Area With Stone Fireplace
This fireplace takes inspiration from the outdoors and looks right at home with its environment. Mimic a more natural setting by using differently sized stones to surround your fire pit, and let the beauty of nature shine through.
Minimalist Stacked-Stone Outdoor Hearth
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.
Circular Stone Fireplace
This circular stone fireplace encourages conversation and accommodates larger groups of friends and family. Building near the beach? Try to ensure that you position the hearth in such a way as to enjoy the warmth of the fire while soaking up sea views.
Open-Air Fire Pit
White and Modern
You can design the ultimate spot for lounging and entertaining even without sea views. On this back patio, plush cushions, nickel lanterns, and a cozy fireplace embody comfort, light, and warmth. Try creating your outdoor space to mirror your home’s interior translating those same aesthetics. It’ll ensure you’ll enjoy the outdoors just as much as you enjoy staying in.
Incorporate your fire pit as the shining star of your outdoor space to inspire your guests to come together for cocktail hour or post-dinner s’mores. The low brick wall around this fireplace can also serve as extra seating for your guests—especially those who are always cold!
Don’t let a fireplace block an incredible water view! Install transparent doors to open up a window in a stone fireplace to make sure you—and your guests—are never left wanting for picture-perfect vista.