Ten outdoor spaces with warming fireplaces and fire pits

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For our latest lookbook, we’ve rounded up ten outdoor seating areas that incorporate stylish fireplaces and roaring fire pits to warm yourself by on chilly spring evenings.

This is the latest roundup in our Dezeen Lookbooks series providing visual inspiration for the home.

Previous articles in the series featured pastel interiors, bright kitchens, living rooms with statement shelving and interiors with statement plants.

Outdoor fire place in jungle home

House of the Big Arch, South Africa, by Frankie Pappas

Built within a South African nature reserve, House of the Big Arch was designed by architecture collective Frankie Pappas to avoid existing trees.

Supported on an arch that gives the house its name is an outdoor patio that contains a central fireplace, an oven and a small pool.

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Outdoor dining area with fireplace

Guadalajara House, Mexico, by Alejandro Sticotti

Argentinian architect Alejandro Sticotti created a covered outdoor lounge and dining area alongside this house in the Mexican city of Guadalajara.

Connected to the home’s indoor, open-plan kitchen and dining room, the sheltered area contains a seating area with a timber-framed sofa and a dining table alongside an outdoor fireplace.

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Covered fire place at glamping site in USA

AutoCamp, USA, by Anacapa Architecture

Created to be the social hub of a luxury campground in California designed by Anacapa Architecture, this open-air clubhouse is used for guest check-in and socialising.

Within the clubhouse, chairs are gathered around a firepit below a suspended steel chimney.

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Outdoor fireplace at home in USA

Butterfly House, USA, by Surface Design

Landscape architecture studio Surface Design created a series of planted terraces at this house in San Francisco to be “a serene respite from the city”.

A concrete fireplace anchors the ground floor courtyard, which is completed with benches, ferns and Japanese anemone flowers.

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Equinox Hotel roof garden

Equinox Hotel, USA, by David Rockwell and Joyce Wang

Designed by Rockwell Group and Joyce Wang Studio, the Equinox Hotel occupies 14 floors of a skyscraper designed by architecture firm SOM in Hudson Yards.

The hotel has two large terraces – one with a pool overlooking Thomas Heatherwick’s Vessel, and one containing seating arranged around a water feature and fireplace.

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Fire pit at contemporary house

Minimalist Urban Residence, USA, by Anacapa Architecture

Anacapa Architecture designed this home for a residential neighbourhood in the Californian city of Santa Barbara.

The open-plan living space and main bedroom in the L-shaped house both open onto a backyard that has an outdoor fireplace and a seating area arranged around a fire pit.

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Outdoor seating area with fireplace

Ravine House, USA, by Wheeler Kearns

American studio Wheeler Kearns Architects designed this single-storey house on a wooded site on the outskirts of Chicago.

At the rear of the home is a seating area enclosed by a low, curved gabion wall made from rubble found on the site. A fireplace is integrated into this gabion wall.

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Outdoor fireplace in Midden Garden Pavilion

Midden Garden Pavilion, South Africa, by Metropolis

This concrete outdoor dining pavilion was designed by Metropolis as part of a renovation of a house in the Cape Town suburb of Constantia.

Designed to take advantage of views over nearby Table Mountain, the open-sided pavilion includes a concrete fireplace topped with a suspended chimney surrounded by concrete seating.

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Yō no Ie, Japan, by Muji

This single-storey prefabricated home designed by Japanese retail company Muji is fronted by three full-height doors that open onto a large wooden deck.

The outdoor terrace contains a sunken seating area and a fire pit.

Find out more about Yō no Ie ›

Fire pit at Casa SS in Chile

Casa SS, Chile, by Pablo Saric and Cristian Winckler

Designed by architects Pablo Saric and Cristian Winckler Perched, Casa SS is a blackened pine house perched above the Pacific Ocean in Chile.

The main living area has large glass windows facing the ocean and opens out onto an enclosed area with deck chairs arranged around a fire pit at the rear of the home.

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This is the latest in our series of lookbooks providing curated visual inspiration from Dezeen’s image archive. For more inspiration see previous lookbooks showcasing peaceful bedroomscalm living rooms and colourful kitchens.

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