Whether the outdoor temperatures reflect it or not, the crisp Fall season is upon us, and thoughts of apple cider, pumpkin pie, and family gatherings abound. Sometimes the most wonderful place to congregate is outdoors around a blazing fire. Nothing beat fresh air with a cozy fire for pre-dinner cocktails or post-feast relaxing.
These outdoor fire pits invite family and friends to linger longer and enjoy the great outdoors with sociable company.
Modern, intimate patio.
Retire to the patio after dinner to enjoy the evening among friends. The natural greenery above the space adds warmth and texture to this outdoor area and complements the otherwise minimalist cement floor and walls. Living trees alongside the fire pit and red pillows are the perfect way to connect it all together. Enjoy the warmth of the fire while you chat into the evening hours in this intimate setting.
This lakeside setting evokes the feeling that you walk down a stone path from the house, then step carefully over the rocks to your favorite retreat by the water. A circular gathering space is a welcoming layout for inclusive conversation with a group, and every seat comes with a beautiful view. The blue chairs add a bright, cheery pop of color to the natural elements. Just imagine the sunsets in this watery sanctuary.
Making the most of the landscape.
There’s always a great sense of harmony when you design and build a space that seamlessly flows from inside to out, while blending perfectly with the surrounding landscape. This hillside hideaway accomplishes these feats, effortlessly. This outdoor space offers an abundance of cozy seating around the fire, as well as plenty of room to stroll in the evening air. If it gets chilly, covered areas are just steps away, and you can still enjoy the view.
Whether you’re in the desert, the mountains, or somewhere in between, a casually contemporary outdoor patio welcomes you to take a seat. This is the perfectly landscaped, yet natural environment in which to linger after dinner for conversations with friends. The floor-to-ceiling glass windows and doors of the home reflect the nighttime sky, adding even more to the ambiance felt here. Your guests may not want to leave.
Center of attention.
Who says you can’t have a pool party in late autumn? You certainly can if you have a built-in outdoor living room with plenty of seating ‘round the fire to keep you warm after an evening swim. Although this setting is a bit unexpected, the natural stone tiles and underwater lighting create an inviting atmosphere. It’s cozy and eclectic all at the same time, and dare we say…It makes perfect sense!