Hot Outdoor Stone Fireplace Designs... Heat Up Your Summer!
The outdoor stone fireplace designs featured here provide a perfect place to gather round and enjoy the summer with family and friends . . . . .
. . . Relive the sights, sounds and smells of your childhood evenings at summer camp with a crackling fire in your own backyard!
Whether an open air fireplace design or a sheltered hearth in an outdoor pavil- ion, such as the example pictured at left by Texas Timber Frames in San An- tonio, Texas, summers will be much more pleasurable with your own out- door stone hearth!
The rugged open air fireplace design that follows is by Landscape Aesthet- ics, based in Bernardsville, New Jersey. Beautifully crafted from
and natural boulders, it features a unique -- but striking -- circular firebox opening framed by a series of wedge-shaped stones called
patio and plantings complement the design.
The beautiful fieldstone fireplace at the rear of the traditionally-styled home pictured at right and below has an imposing presence. Designed by Oak Hill Architects, based in Weston Center, Massachusetts, it is flanked by elegant French doors leading to an expansive terrace.
The majestic soaring stone fireplace pictured at right features a distinc- tive "split" or "divided" chimney de- sign for added architectural interest. In the foreground, a beautifully crafted rustic pergola with lush cas- cading ivy provides shade from the hot summer sun.
The outdoor stone fireplace design pictured below includes a much more simple "open top" pergola in the foreground. Used primarily to define the outdoor living area, the pergola adds a nice architectural touch to the overall composition.
Pictured at right is a lovely log home at the Roaring Fork Club in charming Basalt, Colorado. It features a wrap- around porch with a prominent out- side corner fireplace crafted from river stone . . . . .
A close-up of the fireplace and wraparound porch (below) reveals a great deal of handcrafted detailing set amidst a pristine lake and mountain set- ting.
The Appalachian-Style log cabin that follows is located in the State of Washington. Anchoring its large wraparound porch is a towering stone hearth on a raised stone terrace.
The massive stacked stone fireplace with oversize chimney pictured below is part of a magnificently handcrafted hunting lodge in South Carolina. Built by Hearthstone Log & Timber Homes and a group of extremely talented lo- cal craftsmen, this incredible structure can be seen at our sister site,
And finally, the charming stone fireplace that follows is one of several in a majestic mountain retreat built by Summit Handcrafted Log Homes in Jack- son Hole, Wyoming. Resting on a small stone terrace under a covered porch that extends from the master bedroom suite, the outdoor stone hearth provides a romantic focal point for this intimate setting.