Similar to the previous water feature, this massive fire pit used as a central design element illustrates confident use of scale. Think about those flimsy, imported fire pits that constantly threaten to be knocked over. Instead, the owners of this inviting outdoor space have used an industrial metal salvage piece to create the aboveground fire pit. There's a good understanding of proportion at play here, too. Notice how the space surrounding the fire pit accommodates comfortable Adirondack chairs and a curved retaining wall.