21 Outdoor Fireplace Ideas to Light Up Your Backyard – Architectural Digest

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21 Outdoor Fireplace Ideas to Light Up Your Backyard – Architectural Digest

21 Outdoor Fireplace Ideas to Light Up Your Backyard – Architectural Digest

 

And yes, they’re hot in more ways than one

 

 

Humans have convened around outdoor fires since…too long ago to count. The allure of flickering flames is timeless and there are plenty of outdoor fireplace ideas to fit your needs and wants.

 

We got intel from top designers to suss out everything you need to know for your backyard fireplace, whether you’re hoping to create an outdoor living area or a Tuscan fire feature. Just add marshmallows.

 

 

Is it expensive to build an outdoor fireplace?

We get it: Not everyone has the duckets to install a covered patio with a woodburning brick fireplace, or a Mediterranean-inspired outdoor kitchen complete with a pizza oven. But there are plenty of more affordable options, especially if you’re willing to DIY or opt for a fire pit instead. Fire is fire…and can supply instant ambiance.

 

 

Tap into your inner coastal grandma

Paging Nancy Meyers. “For this space, antique firebricks take center stage against a simple, pared-back exterior,” says Susan Spath, principal of San Diego firm Kern & Co. “The modern style mixed with classic elements creates a space that is eye-catching. When designing this outdoor space, the client wanted an area that was simply beautiful, yet cozy. The plentiful U-shaped seating arrangement allows for intimate conversation while facing the warmth and crackle of the fire.” Consider us there.

 

Written by: Kathrin O’Shea-Evens for Architectural Digest
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