The patio designs for outdoor fireplaces featured here include striking examples of both brick and stone hearths, as well as innovative designs that combine the two materials in very creative ways . . . . .
. . . such as the one pictured above!
The striking outdoor brick fireplaces pictured at left and below were cre- ated by McGee Masonry in Charleston, South Carolina. They feature all brick exteriors with decorative detailing, as well as built-in storage areas for fire- wood.
The two patio designs for brick outdoor fireplaces that follow were crafted by StoneAge Stonescaping, based in Cumming, Georgia. The formal design pictured directly below features stone accents over the top of the arched
opening, as well as a stone mantel shelf and hearth cap. Note the decorative brick arch at the top of the chimney.
The handsome brick outdoor fireplace design that follows also features stone accents, including cap stones on the raised hearth, above the wood storage areas, and the mantel shelf with brackets, or
Also note the stone panel on the face of the chmney, framed by decorative brick- work.
The quaint and rustic outdoor fireplace design that follows was crafted by Jeffrey Yoder Masonry, based in Hartville, Ohio. It features light colored brick and a curved hearth capped with stone, as well as a stone mantel shelf. In addition, an assortment of stones has been randomly attached to the chimney facing to tie the design to the little stone cottage to which the fireplace and chimney are attached. Once again, note the curved brick arch on the chimney top.
The stone outdoor fireplaces that follow do not use any brick in their designs. However, they feature con- trasting stone work for more visual appeal. The fireplace pictured at right was created by Heritage Hearths Masonry in Kalispell, Mon- tana and is crafted from stones of varying sizes, shapes and colors to break up the massing and lend archi- tectural interest.
The fireplace design pictured below is more formal in appearance. Crafted by StoneAge Stonescaping, it features a band of vertically oriented stones above the firebox opening, as well as a large
for added interest. As with the patio floor,
is used on the extended raised hearth with built-in seating. In stark contrast to the smooth finish of the hearth, a roughly textured boulder is positioned on each end.
The lovely patio design that follows features a hipped roof supported by classic columns on stone pedestals. The handsome stone fireplace in the background is by Landscape Aesthetics, based in Bernardsville, New Jer- sey.
Shown at right and below is another picturesque brick and stone fireplace design by Jeffrey Yoder Masonry in Ohio. Attached to a romantic stone and brick cottage, the outdoor patio fireplace is crafted primarily from stone with brick accents around the firebox opening, as shown in the close-up at right.
Decorative brickwork is also used near the top of the chimney, where it extends upward for several feet and is crowned by four chimney pots. Echoing the brickwork near the top, a charming shelf crafted from bricks supports potted miniature trees about halfway up the chimney.
And finally, the patio design that follows features another brick and stone fireplace by Jeffrey Yoder Masonry. It includes a raised hearth with built- in seating and firewood storage. A finely crafted wood pergola rests on stone pedestals at each end of the hearth.