29 Outdoor Fireplace Ideas
Frame a view with columns and a curving fireplace.
Pull up a few Adriondack chairs around a portable unit and you've created a warm circle for conversation like at this Twin Cities home.
Flames flicker at eye level if you use a tablesize fire pit (burning ethanol). Despite its size, it generates warmth and cheer.
Stone and brick combine in this fireplace and the wall behind the hot tub for a pulled-together look.
The raised hearth adds perches to this seating area, with an adjacent dining spot.
Tradition with a twist
The back of this rather traditional home gets a fresh twist with the addition of a fireplace.
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 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.
No need to head inside for meals with this elaborate setup!
Long and low, the fire draws attention to the sunken living area.
The flowing lines of brick and stone turn the back of a house into a thing of beauty and warmth.
When summer ends the need for heat, keep the fireplace a focal point by filling it with plants.
Courtyard walls contain the heat of this unit, making any seat comfy.
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.
From the trellis overhead to the angle of the chimney, this scene’s geometry reads modern.
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.
Triple the heat
A wood-burning grill joins a barbecue for a powerhouse of heat—for food and people. Note the bright red fireplace at the head of the table for added warmth.
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.