Duchateau engineered hardwood oak complements the kitchen’s warm wood cabinetry. A broad sliding door connects the space to the outdoor deck, which spills down to the backyard.
Duchateau engineered hardwood oak complements the kitchen’s warm wood cabinetry. A broad sliding door connects the space to the outdoor deck, which spills down to the backyard.
A cantilevered peninsula offers a smart, space-saving solution for the 900-square-foot layout: It offers ample space for food preparation and also acts as a dining area.
A cantilevered peninsula offers a smart, space-saving solution for the 900-square-foot layout: It offers ample space for food preparation and also acts as a dining area.
Maintenance problems can be extremely expensive to repair.
Maintenance problems can be extremely expensive to repair.
To avoid the sight of dirty dishes, the sink is on the side rather than in the island, where instead an induction stove from Bora (with a cleverly designed down-draw exhaust system) makes the kitchen “really social,” says Kate. “One of us can be cooking while the other can sit and have a glass of wine.”
To avoid the sight of dirty dishes, the sink is on the side rather than in the island, where instead an induction stove from Bora (with a cleverly designed down-draw exhaust system) makes the kitchen “really social,” says Kate. “One of us can be cooking while the other can sit and have a glass of wine.”
A fire pit enclave on the lower-level courtyard is the perfect place for post-dinner conversation.
A fire pit enclave on the lower-level courtyard is the perfect place for post-dinner conversation.
Step out into the yard and enjoy a large fire pit surrounded with Adirondack chairs for your entire group to gather around.
Step out into the yard and enjoy a large fire pit surrounded with Adirondack chairs for your entire group to gather around.
Front of the house with Fire pit, and shaded, outdoor sitting area to enjoy the sunrise.
Front of the house with Fire pit, and shaded, outdoor sitting area to enjoy the sunrise.
nigh time view of fire pit and tv area
nigh time view of fire pit and tv area
A linear fire pit at the edge of the courtyard patio
A linear fire pit at the edge of the courtyard patio
Rooftop deck with fire pit with seating for outdoor entertaining.
Rooftop deck with fire pit with seating for outdoor entertaining.
Back yard with fire pit facing the lake
Back yard with fire pit facing the lake
Backyard Seating & Fire Pit at Night
Backyard Seating & Fire Pit at Night
Pool and Hot Tub/ Fire Pit
Pool and Hot Tub/ Fire Pit
Customized Concrete Fire Pit
Customized Concrete Fire Pit
Exterior of the cabin with fire pit.
Exterior of the cabin with fire pit.
The outdoor fire pit.
The outdoor fire pit.
Conversation pit at the Miller House in Columbis, Indiana, a national historic landmark. Interior architectural design and curation by Alexander Girard in collaboration with Eero Saarinen and Dan Kiley.
Conversation pit at the Miller House in Columbis, Indiana, a national historic landmark. Interior architectural design and curation by Alexander Girard in collaboration with Eero Saarinen and Dan Kiley.
A fire pit and garden complete the backyard as a place to relax when not making art.
A fire pit and garden complete the backyard as a place to relax when not making art.
Haugen/Zohar's salvaged-wood Fireplace for Children, in Trondheim, Norway, serves as a sheltered place for storytelling. Photo by Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter/TASCHEN.
Haugen/Zohar's salvaged-wood Fireplace for Children, in Trondheim, Norway, serves as a sheltered place for storytelling. Photo by Haugen/Zohar Arkitekter/TASCHEN.
Though the fire pit was “kind of an after-thought,” says Hannah, the family uses it year-round. “In the spring and fall, it warms you up on cool nights, and in the summer, it just adds ambience.”
Though the fire pit was “kind of an after-thought,” says Hannah, the family uses it year-round. “In the spring and fall, it warms you up on cool nights, and in the summer, it just adds ambience.”
Made of polished integral concrete with a Cor-Ten steel base, a fire pit “becomes very much a unique element that sets itself apart in form and color,” says landscape architect Stefan Thuilot, who designed it.
Made of polished integral concrete with a Cor-Ten steel base, a fire pit “becomes very much a unique element that sets itself apart in form and color,” says landscape architect Stefan Thuilot, who designed it.
Even the camp fire pit is lined with recycled fire bricks and gives a warm twist to cool Pacific Northwest nights
Even the camp fire pit is lined with recycled fire bricks and gives a warm twist to cool Pacific Northwest nights
After raising the rear patio to the level of the kitchen, the team reused the original redwood decking and supplemented it with recycled pieces from other projects. Recessed planters punctuate a garden wall. Scott and Regina warm themselves by a Solus fire pit on chilly evenings.
After raising the rear patio to the level of the kitchen, the team reused the original redwood decking and supplemented it with recycled pieces from other projects. Recessed planters punctuate a garden wall. Scott and Regina warm themselves by a Solus fire pit on chilly evenings.
“We didn’t want the pit to be an obtrusive contraption sitting in the center of a zen-like courtyard,” says architect Matthew Hufft. A low-profile fire pit is the perfect continuation of a mellow Missouri backyard. Photo by Mike Sinclair.
“We didn’t want the pit to be an obtrusive contraption sitting in the center of a zen-like courtyard,” says architect Matthew Hufft. A low-profile fire pit is the perfect continuation of a mellow Missouri backyard. Photo by Mike Sinclair.
Mosaic tiled steps lead to the back yard with concrete gas fire pit and reclaimed wood stumps for seating.
Mosaic tiled steps lead to the back yard with concrete gas fire pit and reclaimed wood stumps for seating.
155 Bannerman Beach Lane :: Lakefront Fire Pit
155 Bannerman Beach Lane :: Lakefront Fire Pit
Modern concrete gas fire pit to enjoy the sunsets and starry nights.
Modern concrete gas fire pit to enjoy the sunsets and starry nights.
A fire pit and string lights allow for cozy gatherings outside the Highland Bungalow.
A fire pit and string lights allow for cozy gatherings outside the Highland Bungalow.
To continue enjoying the outdoors under the stars, light the gas fire pit with seating for six.
To continue enjoying the outdoors under the stars, light the gas fire pit with seating for six.
Perimeter overflow pool with sunken fire pit
Perimeter overflow pool with sunken fire pit
The half-wall makes furniture arrangement in the living room a bit easier, as a couch can be placed against it to create a conversation area near the preserved window seat.
The half-wall makes furniture arrangement in the living room a bit easier, as a couch can be placed against it to create a conversation area near the preserved window seat.
Designed by Foundation Landscape Design, the concrete pool surround also features built-in seating that wraps around a fire pit.
Designed by Foundation Landscape Design, the concrete pool surround also features built-in seating that wraps around a fire pit.

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