20 Outdoor Fireplace Ideas
This striking fireplace anchors a Chicago rooftop garden.
Flames flicker at eye level if you use a tablesize fire pit (burning ethanol). Despite its size, it generates warmth and cheer.
Wood and stone provide substantial weight to a rustic scene accented with modern furniture.
This Indiana homeowner built benches, walkways and decks around the fire pit.
A roofed, open-air living area, or loggia, ensures a seamless flow between indoors and out in this St. Louis home. A wood fireplace warms this loggia on cool nights. With the addition of draperies and portable heaters, friends and family can enjoy the space all year round.
A tower of poured concrete makes a bold statement.
The fire pit in this Chicago home's backyard is a simple portable unit. But the fall-color plantings make it stunning.
Embellishment makes this an airy piece even as it anchors a pavered seating area.
Mexican chimineas come is all shapes, sizes and materials. Natural materials merge in this woodland garden in Stillwater, Minnesota.
The flowing lines of brick and stone turn the back of a house into a thing of beauty and warmth.
Big and bold
The size of this fireplace makes a bold statement all year. The materials withstand the Glencoe, Illinois, winters.
Two sides to the story
This Spanish-style two-sided fireplace heats two seating areas.
Though in a cozy corner of a cottagey backyard, this setting has some modern touches—striped upholstery, bug pillows, gray furniture.
This is a spacious yet cozy patio because of all the brick and wood. The fireplace contributes to that feeling, too.
Gravel crunches underfoot in this sunken seating area behind a garage.
A tiled mantel continues the Spanish theme of the white stucco and red tile roof.
Reach your hands out or put your feet up—this fire pit puts your heat where you want it.
A stone fire pit underscores the solid nature of the built-in seating.
Indoors or out, a raised hearth puts a fire where you can most enjoy it. The stone surround complements nature's beauty.