15 Fireplaces, Fire Pits Perfect For Making S’mores

ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN | BY | June 26, 2017

A s’more well made is a crisp night well spent. Give your outdoor space a makeover by drawing some inspiration from these fire pits and fireplaces perfect for warming up the scrumptious treats.

SIMPLISTIC YET DISTINCTIVE LOOK

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Chairs by Richard Schultz for Knoll pull up to a fire pit on the property. The board-form concrete walls and poured-in-place concrete pavers were designed by landscape architect Bernard Trainor and built by Bill Brown Construction Company. (Tour the home.)

SERPENT’S PATH

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A serpentine pathway made with crushed granite winds between mature trees and surrounds a new fire pit, which was designed by land architect Scott R. Lewis. Emmet lounge chairs from Room & Board lend a bright punch of color to the inviting outdoor wooded space. (Tour the home.)

SOOTHING VIEW

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Landscape designer Michael Bernsohn chose Aloe plicatilis for a terrace off the living room; Richard Schultz furniture surrounds the fire pit. (Tour the home.)

GATHER ‘ROUND

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Architect Timothy Schouten and his team removed part of the guesthouse and expanded the carport between the main house and the garage, which doubles as a showcase for homeowner Todd Sprague’s collection of vintage Porsches. “Removing the extra family room allowed a true sense of entrance to the guesthouse and also gave us the ability to mirror the large overhangs of the main house,” says Schouten. Now, there’s a continuous sight line from the front yard into the rear courtyard and vice versa. (Tour the home.)

PLENTY OF ROOM

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Just off the kitchen and family room area, an outdoor patio offers effortless alfresco dining. The RH fire pit table takes center stage, with a comfortable sectional from Pottery Barn providing room for plenty. (Tour the home.)

COUNTRY-STYLE LIVING IN THE CITY

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A conversation area on the terrace features a custom stainless-steel fire pit designed in collaboration by architect Catherine Osika and landscape architect Culliton Quinn and fabricated by GLC Industries. An RH sectional and Kingsley-Bate lounge chairs offer seating. (Tour the home.)

DUGOUT

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After a hollow was dug for an alfresco living room and protected fire pit, the feature was reinforced with concrete walls and given character with 8 to12 ton rocks that were lowered into place with a crane. The bowl shaped pit came from Woodland Direct. (Tour the home.)

THE COMFORTABLE OUTDOORS

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Outdoor living spaces are both comfy and welcoming for family and friends and include Restoration Hardware furnishings that surround a fire pit, which coordinates with the exterior stone from Halquist Stone Co. in Sussex, Wisconsin. Landscape architect David Heller worked on the plans for the lush outdoors, which Mariani Landscape currently maintains. (Tour the home.)

OUTSIDE ENTERTAINMENT

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A fireplace keeps the chill away on cool nights when the homeowners entertain outside. Westport dining and lounge chairs and a Mendocino table, all by Kingsley Bate, provide the perfect setting for a casual dinner party. (Tour the home.)

THE ESTATE

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This New Jersey estate features a lush backyard and landscape. (Tour the home.)

EXPANSIVE VIEW

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Architect John Matthews received guidance from the homeowner, a retired engineer, on designing the 20-by-20-foot retractable Kalwall skylight in the 1,000-square-foot indoor/outdoor room. The patio flooring is a combination of limestone pavers and river rock, and the seating is from Miami’s Kannoa Collection. (Tour the home.)

MADE OF STEEL

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A quartet of Source Outdoor armchairs from MacAllister and Associates, sporting Sunbrella’s Meridian Lemon and Spectrum Dove fabrics, surrounds a custom fire pit made of a large welded-steel pipe with lava rock infill by The Construction Zone. (Tour the home.)

MALIBU WITH A SPANISH FLAIR

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Architect Lester Tobias added new sliding glass doors and a fresh tile roof to the original house, while built-in planters and a fire pit by landscape designer Julie Friedrichsen mark the terrace. Vintage kilim pillows lend texture to furnishings from Teak Warehouse, and the end tables are from Casamidy. (Tour the home.)

IN THE SPIDER’S WEB

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Landscape architect Tony LoBello fashioned the patio with stone pavers in a spiderweb pattern–paying homage to original architect R. Harold Zook’s trademark motif. A new fire pit is paired with the homeowners’ existing loveseats and chairs. (Tour the home.)

DOWN BY THE RIVER

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A stone patio, furnished with pieces from Kingsley-Bate, offers a warm seating area by the outdoor fireplace and a spot to take in views of the Animas River. Sourcing the extensive stonework was a collaboration between builder Clark Behner and on-site design coordinator Tess Jordan. (Tour the home.)



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