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
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
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
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
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.