Having a stove in the backyard is just great. A pit is an excellent focal point around which you can have comfortable chairs, benches or sofas. The secret to creating an extraordinary conversation area is to find some firebox seating options that are suitable. Maybe we can help with that.
Located in the heart of Arizona, the residence "Brown Residence" is surrounded by a desert landscape and little else. The Lake team | Flato Architects made sure to integrate it well into its surroundings, giving it glass facades and open and wide open spaces, including a lounge organized around a pit.
Dimit Architects designed this residence for a young family who wanted to be able to entertain guests both indoors and outdoors. The architects gave U-shaped to this fire seating area with banks incorporated. It is a zone of sunken seats that look very cozy and comfortable.
The biggest challenge faced by Carney Logan Burke Architects in designing this residence was to find a way to guarantee a perfect connection with the existing community, and at the same time offer their clients the modern home they wanted. The project, as a result, is a hybrid and can be seen in every space and detail, including this fire seating area.
The fire pit in the case of this house located in a rural area in Canada was built on the ground. In addition, the two banks that face each side of the bonfire are fixed and built in as well. The design is very simple, clean and linear and the surroundings are beautiful and peaceful. This was a project by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
It's interesting how the fire pit is not in the center of this outdoor seating area , but acts as a divider between this space and the other features. It is the design that Craig Chevalier and Raven Inside Interior Design came up with the residence of Burkehill.
The fire seating area that the architects of BAR have designed for the winery is very informal and low profile. Nothing too sturdy or heavy, just some simple lawn chairs that can be moved around the bonfire.
There are a large number of design options and styles when it comes to campfires and choosing one over the others is not so easy, especially when many are so similar. This, for example, is a square fire pit with a concrete shell, a look that fits most styles and decorations.
It is interesting to see how close this campfire is to the pool. The contrast between fire and water makes both characteristics stand out, which is enough to ensure a balanced and at the same time intriguing design, hence the simplicity that defines this house designed by McLeod Bovell Modern Houses.
It is important to have some flexibility when it comes to outdoor spaces and lounge areas. It is nice to be able to move things even if some elements remain the same. See this house designed by Robert M. Gurney. It has an elegant stove on the deck and the furniture can be placed as needed around it.
I would have to see this house from close to realize how dramatic it is. It is surrounded by three levels of vegetation and two water channels and this makes it look like an island floating on the ground. Get closer to the house and you will also notice the smaller features, such as this incredible infinity pool or the fire pit that is next to it. In general, an amazing project by Whipple Russell Architects.
A lot of inspiration can be drawn from this campfire scenario designed by Entasis Group for a contemporary residence in Colorado. What we like most is the combination of elegant modern chairs and seats carved in stone.
Outdoor fireplaces and fireplaces are excellent features for holiday homes and getaway spaces in general. A great example is this resort in Marin County, California, which was redesigned by Urrutia Design. It does not have a very large outdoor entertainment area, but this actually makes it feel more welcoming than ever.
Obviously, an outdoor campfire seating area should match the style of the house or it should be a structure that serves as an addition to the garden. A minimalist and contemporary house design requires something as elegant as it is simple for outdoor spaces and Hermann Design made sure to make it happen in this case.
Some areas of chimney seats are organized around a hole in the floor, others around a raised module that is fixed to the floor and others around a bowl as a feature,
just like what the landscape architect Nathan Burkett uses in this beautiful and modern garden. He called this facility "Equillibrium".
We really do not realize that we want something until someone comes up with the idea and makes it come true, like this Domestic Gathering (Tapis) designed by Stephanie Langard. It is basically a kind of round carpet with a bulge in the center that has a small bowl of fire. You could take it with you when you are traveling to enjoy the outdoors always in style.
This beautiful residence in Venice, California, does not have a very large backyard, but it is very well organized and includes interesting features such as an outdoor kitchen and a sunken lounge space with a fire pit in its center. They serve as additions to the guest house designed by Electric Bowery.
This is a Sticks + Stones design. It is a seating arrangement that sits up to six people around a round fire pit. It is a space designed to inspire cozy decorations and intimate conversations. It can be installed both indoors and outdoors, depending on preferences and available space.
Because they wanted to create an unobstructed view of the backyard, Burdge & Associates Architects designed a sunken fire pit for this house in Malibu. The area is lined with concrete benches and upholstered cushions and the design is practical, spacious and perfect for outdoor entertainment.
This is an installation designed by Alison Douglas. It consists of a series of concrete tubes that were used to create a meditation area with a sofa-bed and a fire pit. It is a simple design concept with a powerful impact.
Amangiri is a luxury hotel located in a valley with magnificent views, in Canyon Point, Utah. Given how open the landscape is, we find that this semiprotected outdoor seating area is very comfortable and intimate, framed by two walls and a bench with a built-in bonfire. A design by Rick, Wendell Burnette and Al-Sayed from Marwan.
Another very beautiful bonfire seating area is the one presented by the Curved House, a residence located in Springfield, Missouri and designed by Hufft Projects. We especially like the sunken design and see how the benches and chairs are set on the curved platform.
A beautiful view or a great location have to be highlighted and enjoyed; and one of the ways to do it is with a comfortable and versatile outdoor lounge set up around a pit.
If you like this environment, visit the W Hotels Retreat & Spa on Vieques Island designed by * Patricia Urquiola.
For this house completed by Dane Design Australia, the fire seating area is the focal point of the entire outdoor area. It has this open and cozy aspect, being the ideal place to relax and contemplate the stars at night. It can be seen from inside the house through the full height glass walls.
You do not need to live in a huge house in the middle of nowhere to be able to enjoy the outdoors around a cozy fire pit. It may even be possible to do it from an apartment like this one designed by Funn Roberts in Hollywood, California.
We leave you now with more images of outdoor salons with chimneys and fire pits, enjoy the tour and get inspired.