Bringing the Heat: 4 Homes with Alfresco Fireplaces and Fire Pits

An outdoor fireplace or fire pit helps create an exceptionally warm, welcoming ambience in any open-air space, whether it’s a rooftop deck gazing out toward the Pacific or a poolside terrace mere blocks from the Atlantic.

Whispering Oaks Vineyard

 Kevin McDonald | Sotheby’s International Realty – Sonoma Brokerage

A gated drive winds through some 10 acres of meticulously maintained vineyards to this four-bedroom modern residence, which harmonizes effortlessly with its natural surroundings. Floor-to-ceiling windows blur the lines between indoors and out and allow for enjoyment of mesmerizing views. The primary suite opens to a balcony with expansive vistas, while flourishing landscaping surrounds a covered patio with a fire pit and a fireplace. The 27.3-acre estate consists of multiple legal parcels and also features barns, a guesthouse, and a serene pond.

Light-Filled Venice Oasis

 Joseph Cilic, Bruno Abisror | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Monica – Venice Brokerage

In a prime location in storied Venice, California—blocks from the restaurants and boutiques of famed Abbot Kinney Boulevard—this light-filled three-bedroom contemporary home is ideal for relaxed living and entertaining. The heart of the 2,920-square-foot interiors is an open living area, dining area, and chef’s kitchen on the main level. The enviable rooftop deck provides a perfect perch for reveling in the panoramic view, dining alfresco, or lounging beside a warm, stylish fire feature.

Palm Beach Paradise

 Bobby Goodnough, Raj Shrestha | Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage

Built in 1924 and rejuvenated to exemplify chic modern minimalism, this elegant five-bedroom Mediterranean-style home enjoys a coveted location just blocks from the water in the estate section of Palm Beach. The 5,210-square-foot interiors boast a thoughtful floor plan; soaring ceilings; a spacious, impeccably appointed kitchen; and five peaceful bedrooms. Towering trees, manicured hedges, and expanses of lush lawn surround the refreshing swimming pool and its sunny terrace, which includes a stylish fire pit.

Warm, Inviting Santa Fe Escape

 Caroline Russell | Sotheby’s International Realty – Santa Fe Brokerage

In the exclusive community of Las Campanas, less than 15 minutes from downtown Santa Fe, this sophisticated three-bedroom residence is replete with the region’s unique charm and beloved aesthetic elements—striking ceiling beams, decorative corbels, salt cedar cabinetry, Saltillo tile, and Anasazi-inspired stacked stone. Many rooms in the 2,724-square-foot floor plan open to outdoor living areas, including a traditional portal with a wood-burning fireplace, a built-in hot tub, and mature trees and gardens.

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