Outdoor Fireplace Ideas
From fancy to rustic, portable to permanent, find an outdoor fireplace design to suit your home’s architecture and your living style.
This three-sided fireplace means that views are hot from almost anywhere in the yard.
Lakeside fire pit
The patio firepit and twinkle lights from a boathouse set the mood for relaxing with friends at a Minnesota lakeside home. Blankets tossed over lawn chairs let guests cozy up when the sun sets. See more photos from this home.
This striking fireplace anchors a Chicago rooftop garden. More photos from the 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 the area on cool nights. With the addition of draperies and portable heaters, friends and family can enjoy the space 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.
Indoors or out, a raised hearth puts a fire where you can most enjoy it. The stone surround complements nature's beauty.