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Fireplace contemporary patio
 

Fireplace

A refined material palette modernizes this conventional 60′s ranch-home’s yard. Repetition of materials like stone, ipe and concrete combine beautifully to form a bold and contemporary garden.

Layered walls perform double duty as both sculpture and a way to define gathering spaces. Contrasting leaf textures and hues harmonize with the hardscape, and plant masses add their colorful statement to the canvas.

Michele Lee Willson Photography
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jj130 wrote:
Fireplace question - Did you need to use a special type of concrete or stone that is more resistant to high temperatures for this fireplace?
   Comment   March 18, 2013
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This is a gas firepit and typically the flame is kept lower than it is in this photo, so we did not. There are firebricks available that you could use to the line the concrete for a different type of installation.
March 25, 2013 at 3:01pm     
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kgfox wrote:
Does anyone know the resource for the metal end table?
   Comment   January 4, 2012
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I believe it came from Design Within Reach
January 5, 2012 at 9:28am   
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motpurple company
the floor is what appeals to me about this design. this look could go inside with 'multi-color' 1/2 '''' thick calibrated Brasilian slate tile
March 28, 2013 at 2:34pm   
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cams wrote:
where did you get the fireplace unit from?
   Comment   September 28, 2011
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This was a custom design and installation
June 18, 2012 at 9:17am   
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Kathy Keenan wrote:
What measures do you have to take to keep the outdoors (insects) pleasurable?
   Comment   July 23, 2011
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Niki Papadopoulos
I use Off Mosquito Incense Coils. They seem to work the best, I am really allergic to them and this has been the only thing that works when I sit outdoors.
July 28, 2011 at 2:05pm   
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Fortunately, this project is in the Bay area, and insects are not a huge problem.
June 18, 2012 at 9:18am   
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elena22 wrote:
What is the material used on the floor? Thanks
   Comment   June 20, 2011
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The paving is full range bluestone
June 18, 2012 at 9:18am     
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lknox98 wrote:
Does anyone know where this furniture is from?
   Comment   May 18, 2011
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sid4321
Hi is this for outdoor use only ?
June 22, 2013 at 6:43am   
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Jean_Ann Balassi
Do you know the wall paint color?
July 11, 2013 at 3:21pm   
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Vanessa Brunner added this to Readers' Choice: The Top 20 Patios of 2011
1. Houzzers loved the casual contemporary look of this outdoor patio. The fireplace is partially surrounded by a built-in bench with added light fixtures, and cold slate tile contrasts with the terra cotta walls.

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kimbacoe added this to Outdoor living space
20 hours ago
I like how the fireplace blends in with the wall
Shanequa Jennings added this to shanequa_jennings's Ideas
20 hours ago
Great place to relax!
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pits
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Fireplace in bench/wall
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fire pit with walls
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Licht in Sitzbank
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Privacy, FP accent
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lighting
smeister added this to smeister's Ideas
on Sunday
Nice outdoor patio.
Love this firepit that is integrated into the low divider wall. A great shield against wind...
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Good idea
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April 10, 2014
Fire pit fireplace
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April 10, 2014
frplce w large rctngular stn patio
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April 10, 2014
Outdoor fireplace
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April 8, 2014
Wall
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April 8, 2014
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April 8, 2014
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April 7, 2014
Flooring
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April 7, 2014
Full range bluestone floor
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April 7, 2014
Lit wall
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April 6, 2014
Wall
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April 6, 2014
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April 5, 2014
Pavers
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April 5, 2014
Against brick wall
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April 3, 2014
Courtyard Firepit!!
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April 3, 2014
fire place, floating wall & paved area
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April 1, 2014
Love the fire pit yhat looks like a fireplace!!
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April 1, 2014
outdoor living room
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April 1, 2014
Patio
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April 1, 2014
love the adobe wall thing-even just a wall w firepit
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April 1, 2014
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March 31, 2014
Fire place and patio
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March 31, 2014
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March 29, 2014
Fire place
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March 29, 2014
Patio fireplace
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March 29, 2014
like fireplace pit combo
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Cool firepit
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March 29, 2014
Pavers
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March 28, 2014
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March 26, 2014
Small space fireplace
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March 26, 2014
firepit
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March 26, 2014
practical
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March 25, 2014
Privacy wall along driveway
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March 23, 2014
muur en vuur
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March 22, 2014
Tile
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March 21, 2014
slate concrete contrasting with terracotta walls
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March 20, 2014
fire pit
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March 19, 2014
Firepit that looks like fireplace
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March 18, 2014
Nice outdoor fireplace
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March 18, 2014
fireplace concept with accent wall
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March 18, 2014
Acceptable stone fireplace
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Fp patio
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Alley house, fireplace
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March 16, 2014
loc de gratar
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March 16, 2014
Awesome layout & materials
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March 15, 2014
Small, simple cozy space
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March 15, 2014
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March 13, 2014
Retaining wall
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March 13, 2014
Awesome!
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March 11, 2014
Fire in center. Consider fountain on either side
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March 11, 2014
Fire
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March 11, 2014
Seat in wall
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March 10, 2014
Wow! LOVE it!
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March 9, 2014
Fire pit
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brick
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Cubrir botes
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March 6, 2014
Center col as windbreak
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deck
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March 2, 2014
Nice
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February 28, 2014
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February 28, 2014
Just beautiful!
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February 28, 2014
Love the shapes and feel of this. Maybe next house. Keep for inspiration!
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February 27, 2014
Bench
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February 27, 2014
Fire pit to retaining wall
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February 26, 2014
Love the fireplace and tiles. The whole ambience of the space
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love this
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February 24, 2014
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February 22, 2014
Firebox and/ or waterfall against back wall
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February 22, 2014
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February 21, 2014
recessed lighting in bench seats
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February 21, 2014
back splash
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February 20, 2014
Kind of neat
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February 18, 2014
Slate
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February 18, 2014
This is one of Tamara Harmon's designs. Like the stucco and rock.
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February 17, 2014
Just like
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February 17, 2014
Love the fire pit
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February 11, 2014
colours
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lateral externa
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February 9, 2014
Interesting Fireplace...or firepit
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February 9, 2014
Love this
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February 7, 2014
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February 5, 2014
firepit with wall
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February 3, 2014
like the mix of materials in back wall
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February 3, 2014
I like the fireplace integrated with teh wall, and the lighting (but don't like the stonework and color....prefer sand, and more horizontal lines in the stonework)
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February 3, 2014
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February 2, 2014
Nice
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February 1, 2014
Metal / Fire Pit
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January 31, 2014
wall idea is cool
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January 29, 2014
For the patio with the fire pit. Cozy and comfty
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January 29, 2014
firepit
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January 28, 2014
Fireplace
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furniture and tile
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outdoor fireplace
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January 28, 2014
fire pit only
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January 28, 2014
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Dale likes the traditional matrl.
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January 26, 2014
Non invasive
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Outdoor patio
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January 25, 2014
don't like style but like that it is against a wall
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January 25, 2014
Seating and fire pit built into retaining wall
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January 25, 2014
Love it all
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Fire
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Fireplace
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Foyer
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Up light around fireplace
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fireplace outside
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Chimenea
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In wall on terraced yard
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Piso y piedra
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Fire pit
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WOW
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January 13, 2014
this one is not so overwhelming but would still direct the heat forward
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Style
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Cool out door fireplace
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Fire place
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love the fireplace and built in seating
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Fireplace wall
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simple fireplace design
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Stone fireplace cum BBQ
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love this
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Cool pit fireplace
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Outdoor space
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El ambiente y la piedra
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Privacy wall
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Muro pergola
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Backyard
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like the metal table
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Fireplace
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December 31, 2013
Combination smooth wall and stone
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December 30, 2013
Stone. Wall. Fireplace.
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