Water features are almost standard landscaping elements in luxury homes now, but another another element has been giving fire a run for its money. Fire features are enormously popular components of many luxury outdoor rooms right now. Whether the feature takes the shape of a traditional fireplace and chimney or a more contemporary fire bowl, the light and warmth created by the fire add welcome coziness to any outdoor space.
Outdoor fireplaces can be built into the wall of an outdoor room or freestanding like this Grand Mariposa design. The fireplace establishes a focal point for the outdoor room without enclosing the space with walls that would block out the lovely view.
The contrast of fire and water features set a dramatic scene for the exterior of any home. This fire and water bowl features dancing flames while serene water falling from the sides of the pillar. A fire and water feature may be the perfect addition to your home's pool.
Instead of including a traditional waterfall in your backyard, why not add a firefall? Water gently trickles down the mosaic wall while a gas fire blazes in front.
Fire tables are another popular outdoor fire feature. The patio of my listing in Santa Monica features a fire table built right into the middle of a comfortable seating arrangement. Imagine relaxing with your friends and a few cocktails, enjoying the fire as you look out over the Riviera Golf Course at night.
Which of these outdoor fire features would you most like on your property?