15 Outdoor Fireplaces That Will Make You Rethink Your Entire Backyard

Is your summer party missing this alfresco essential?

Outdoor fireplaces
Björn Wallander

Give your guests something warm and cozy to gather around this outdoor entertaining season with a fireplace that looks as good as its heat feels. Here are a few of our favorite ways to style outdoor fireplaces.

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Douglas Friedman
Malibu Fireplace

Hollywood designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard conjured an exotic paradise for a Malibu couple, inspired by a passion for Bali. A pair of chairs by Bullard and Indonesian teak sofas surround a fire pit made from 18th-century Indian stone panels; the teak side table is Moroccan.

Moroccan Inlay Side Table, $2,405, Chairish

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Björn Wallander
Bohemian Fireplace

In the open-air dining room of Rela and Don Gleason’s home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, the table and armoire were designed by Rela and made by local artisans. Wood piled high for the fireplace acts as an accent wall, bringing warmth into the space. The chairs have custom leather slipcovers, and the goatskin-and-iron ceiling fixture was inspired by lighting at the Leon Trotsky museum in Mexico City.

Slipcovered Accent Chair, $349, Wisteria

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William Abranowicz
MINIMAL OUTDOOR FIREPLACE

In a Los Angeles farmhouse, the custom concrete sofas on a screened porch with a low and wide fireplace are topped with pillows, the 1990 chair is Swedish, the 1953 Bigfoot cocktail table is by , and the wall is clad in reclaimed farmhouse boards.

Iron House Log Holder, from $178, Terrain

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Bjorn Wallander
Montana Ski Lodge

When a Nashville couple bought a property in a famed Montana resort, they wanted to forgo the ski-lodge aesthetic and asked designer Markham Roberts to create a fresh approach to mountain style. The outdoor deck is centered around the built-in fireplace. Sofas and chairs by have cushions upholstered in a fabric, the bronze pendant and round cocktail table are custom designs, and the stool is African.

Consigned Senufo Stool, $280, Houzz

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Miguel Flores-Vianna
Limestone Fireplace

The covered porch of an Idaho home is paved in gray sandstone tiles and features a driftwood chandelier from and a limestone fireplace with built-in seating.

Monumental Driftwood Chandelier, $1,795, Chairish

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Douglas Friedman
A Cozy Montana Guesthouse

At this cozy guesthouse in the Montana mountains, created an outdoor living area suitable for even the chilliest of days. An outdoor fireplace is flanked by a pair of sheepskin-covered moose antler chairs; the table is made from an antique snowshoe, and the rug is buffalo hide.

Wool Hartwell Chair, $2,498, Anthropologie

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Roger Davies
Poured Concrete Fireplace

The outdoor dining area of an East Coast vacation home features a poured concrete fireplace, Siesta furniture by DelGreco & Company, and ceramic garden stools by .

Ceramic Barrel Garden Stool, $90.92, Safavieh

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Richard Powers
Coral Limestone Fireplace

In this Miami home, the fireplace, which is original to the house, has a coral limestone surround and hearth. The side table is by .

Mathieu Mategot Perforated Metal Side Table, $1,600, 1stdibs

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JASON SCHMIDT
Open Fire Pit

The fire pit on the terrace of this Amagansett home is by . The chairs are by , and the vintage lantern is from Morocco.

Bronze Crossweave 36 inch Wood Burning Fire, $125.98, Red Ember

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Simon Upton
Bonfire Pit

At actress Courteney Cox's Malibu home, a custom-made banquette surrounds a teak-and-steel lava-rock fire pit.

Propane Gas Fire Pit with Slate Mantel, $386.71, Endless Summer

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Richard Powers
Rounded Fire Pit

In TV producer Jamie Tarses' Hollywood Hills home, designed by Pamela Shamshiri of , the outdoor area's fire pit is by . The seat cushions are of a fabric and the metal chairs are vintage.

Copper Fire Pit, $449, Frontgate

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Björn Wallander
Sloped Fireplace

The courtyard in this Hollywood home features a fireplace with a 17th-century armorial cartouche found at . The teak cocktail table is by and the flooring is of reclaimed terra-cotta tiles.

Ojai Coffee Table, $995, Williams-Sonoma

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Simon Upton
Indoor-Outdoor Fireplace

The terrace of this London townhouse is centered with a marble fireplace that was salvaged from the property's original drawing room. The lamps are by José Ignacio Baluster, and the flooring is Belgian bluestone.

Red Indoor/Outdoor Throw, $17, Pottery Barn

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Trevor Tondro
Cozy Fireplace

In designer 's Pacific Palisades home, the terrace's sofas and cocktail table, by , surround a cozy fireplace. The light fixture is from the 1950s.

White Indoor/Outdoor Throw Pillow, $34.99 for 2, Weymouth

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Björn Wallander
Snow-Covered Fireplace

On the deck of a Utah home belonging to fashion executive Buffy Birrittella, locally made chairs, with denim cushions by Ralph Lauren Home, are situated near a charming stone fireplace. The table is covered with a Mali sarong and a Mexican serape.

Denim Seat Cushions, $26.37 for 2, Greendale Home Fashions

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