Rick O'Donnell Architect
Architects & Designers
Fire Pit traditional-landscape
 

Fire Pit

Fire Pit
Mark McKnight Photography
URL
http://www.rickodonnellarchitect.com

This photo has 3 questions

danieltp wrote:
Pea gravel - How did you install the pea gravel? Are there anything under the pea gravel? Thank you.
     Comment   February 10, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Rick O'Donnell Architect
I don't recall but you can contact the landscape architects, David Bost and Beebe Gray Pickens of The Bost Group in Round, Rock, Texas (512) 924-2955. Very talented architects.
May 16, 2014 at 7:39pm   
Sign Up to comment
mn4566 wrote:
ground cover - What material is used for ground cover surrounding the firepit?
     Comment   April 29, 2013
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Rick O'Donnell Architect
Pea gravel.
July 24, 2013 at 7:31pm     
Sign Up to comment
bornecd52 wrote:
What type of stone is best for the "cap" stone around fire pit? - Wanted to use flagstone, but was told that was not a good choice?
   Comment   September 17, 2012
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Buechel Stone Corp
So many questions on this question:)!
- Where do you live? Is there going to be a lot of freezing and thawing that might result in water getting into the mortar and freezing, resulting in the stone popping off?

- what did you build up the firepit with? Block, stone, brick, poured concrete?

- how big is it and what type of look do do you want - formal, rustic, etc?

- how close will the fire be to the stone?

The big thing is how close will the fire be to the stone and how hot will the stone get?

Couple of homework questions!
September 17, 2012 at 5:15pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
PRO
Rick O'Donnell Architect
It is smooth saw cut native Texas limestone, probably 2-1/2" to 3" thick with chopped rough edges.
September 19, 2012 at 4:48pm     
Sign Up to comment

What Houzz contributors are saying:

In lower zones, fire pits are a great way to illuminate and warm an intimate space under the stars. In higher zones, they can provide warmth during the day as well.Of course low-voltage landscape lighting can be used to great advantage. Keep it subtle and avoid adding unnecessary light pollution, which would affect the views of the night sky for you and your neighbors.
8. Create your own camp experience. A built-in fire pit is the perfect gathering space for late-night chats, family campouts and post-dinner-party drinks. For a more rustic look, chop your own old logs into DIY seats and set them up in a ring around the fire pit in a remote corner of your yard. Of course, s'mores are mandatory.How to make a stacked-stone fire pit
Laura Gaskill added this to Simple Pleasures: Savor a Starry Evening
Tell us: What is your favorite way to enjoy the outdoors after dark?
“Whether you live in the city or country, whether your yard is small or large, finding a way to enjoy your outdoor space after the sun goes down is worth the effort.” — Laura GaskillHighlighting this article is my excuse to ask: Did any of you catch the supermoon a few days ago? It was spectacular, and I found myself stepping out on the front steps about every 30 minutes to go look at it again. I wish I would have read this article first. It’s not only a simple pleasure to sit outside on a mild summer evening and enjoy the stars, it’s also good for the soul. Gaskill offers up some ways to make it social, like campouts and al fresco dinner parties, as well as how to get comfy with the right (lack of) lighting for the best viewing.Full story: Simple Pleasures: Savor a Starry Evening

What Houzzers are commenting on:

oasispear added this to near garden
7 hours ago
side yard firepit
Jeremy Urekew added this to Jeremy Urekew's Ideas
7 hours ago
Fire pit
MoistureShield Composite Decking added this to Fire features
11 hours ago
Love the octagon shape.
johnikom added this to Back yard
12 hours ago
firepit and no grass
pepona38 added this to ALHELI
12 hours ago
lindo firepit
lindalross added this to Yard
12 hours ago
Oh, wow!
jbienick added this to jbienick's ideas
12 hours ago
Firepit
lookylooky added this to Firepits
14 hours ago
Octagon shape
Elizaveta Dolgova added this to elizaveta_dolgova's Ideas
15 hours ago
Evening
phloewen added this to phloewen's Ideas
16 hours ago
Fire
wishaaaaaaaaaa added this to wishaaaaaaaaaa's ideas
16 hours ago
i love the sihgt
lilomae added this to lilomae's ideas
17 hours ago
fire pit
Fyffe Landscape Architecture added this to Patrick
18 hours ago
Boulder at the side
Pamela Valure added this to Outdoors
19 hours ago
Like the gravel surround, can either leave as is or use a glue to keep it in place.
bjbrose added this to yard pics
19 hours ago
love the fire pit
Kim Rogers added this to kim_rogers7873348's ideas
Yesterday
idea for patio area outside of basement walk out
edithstacey added this to edithstacey's ideas
on Sunday
Fire pit and retaining wall
Blume & Dean Landscape Design added this to Caroline's Garden
on Sunday
firepit
vcneuman added this to Cabin
on Sunday
would be nice to have something like this just outside the sunroom.
jeffritter added this to jeffritter's Ideas
on Sunday
Fire pit
wibrahim002 added this to Side Yard
on Sunday
also has good dimensions
William McCulloch added this to Patio Ideas
on Sunday
“Whether you live in the city or country, whether your yard is small or large, finding a way to enjoy your outdoor space after the sun goes down is worth the effort.” — Laura Gaskill
timothywfitz added this to Dahlia - Landscape/exterior
on Sunday
Firepit
angelacooke added this to yard ideas
on Sunday
no lawn
joanvtaylor added this to joanvtaylor's Ideas
on Sunday
I like this fire pit in the, yes you guessed, pea gravel!
pamelarcarter added this to pamelarcarter's ideas
on Sunday
another nice fire pit
fujipippa added this to fujipippa's ideas
on Sunday
like our area
Kohala Coast Builders LLC added this to kcbllc's ideas
on Sunday
Moon over firepit
sullyfromsaugus added this to Landscape Ideas
on Sunday
Beautiful
debbiedyson added this to debbiedyson's ideas
on Sunday
When you are on vacation, it seems natural to end up outdoors in the evening and even into the night, simply enjoying being outdoors. On camping trips it’s all about stargazing and marshmallow roasting; at a beach house, you might sneak down to see the waves crashing on a moonlit shore. Why not embrace a bit of that spirit in your backyard too? Whether you live in the city or country, whether your yard is small or large, finding a way to enjoy your outdoor space after the sun goes down is worth the effort.
elainejoyce added this to outdoors
on Sunday
rock wall around fire pit area.
Erna Auton added this to erna_auton's ideas
on Sunday
Fire Pit
Heather Garrison added this to Patio Ideas
on Sunday
It would be beautiful to have a view over wide open spaces. A cornfield maybe.
schweizerm added this to Patio Ideas
on Sunday
Covered Deck/Fireplace/Farm Setting
jbruss60 added this to jbruss60's Ideas
on Sunday
Fire pit
dcmarcuzzi added this to outside
on Sunday
Fire pit
bsmithcpa62 added this to lakehouse outside
on Sunday
Bench with cushions
sizweesther added this to sizweesther's ideas
on Sunday
Masimo
owana123 added this to owana123's Ideas
on Sunday
Fireplace
drghome added this to Back yard
on Sunday
Fire pit
Cathy added this to nielsenfarm's ideas
on Sunday
way better than watching tv in the evening.
sandybrownlee added this to outside
on Sunday
gravel, fire pit, wall
megosmith added this to megosmith's ideas
on Sunday
fire pit
Glenda Capsey added this to Fire Pits
on Sunday
Gravel around Fire Pit.
barbicar1 added this to barbicar1's Ideas
on Sunday
Outdoor
butterstotch added this to Outdoor Living Spaces
on Sunday
Good alternative to lawn
wahles added this to wahles's ideas
on Sunday
Fire pit
tkel490 added this to Landscape Ideas
on Sunday
firepit
Michele Shank added this to Michele Shank's Ideas
on Sunday
Fire pit w rock
vato5000 added this to vato5000's Ideas
on Sunday
Backyard
bcollins57 added this to bcollins57's ideas
on Sunday
Like the casualness of this fire pit area
dsj072383 added this to dsj072383's Ideas
on Sunday
Fire pit
neilmacl added this to fire pit design
on Sunday
sand & wall
Tennille Maxon added this to Tennille Maxon's Ideas
on Sunday
Fire pit
Luís Félix added this to Luís Félix's Ideas
on Sunday
Lareira exterior
Jeri Chambers added this to Firepits
on Sunday
Like how this firepit is on gravel and surrounded by a rock wall
rrabson added this to Patio/Backyard
on Sunday
maybe less expensive than stone patio?
davidallsbrooks added this to studio addition
on Sunday
Firepit
lambrightg added this to lambrightg's ideas
on Sunday
I love this!!!
jfaaborg added this to patio
on Sunday
Big fire pit, loose cover "patio"
undinelights added this to Favorites
on Sunday
Teak chairs and landscaping
rpmcl1 added this to rpmcl1's ideas
on Sunday
Firepit
deborahrobles added this to deborahrobles's Ideas
on Sunday
Firepit
navidcch added this to Outdoor Farm
on Sunday
winter
Elaine Knight added this to elaine_knight's ideas
on Sunday
firepit design
jrocha3798 added this to jrocha3798's ideas
on Sunday
outdoor firepit
josehine37 added this to Hinemoa Idea Page
on Sunday
Love outdoor fireplace
bighouselittlehouse added this to bighouselittlehouse's Ideas
on Sunday
fire pit
pmanes added this to pmanes's ideas
on Sunday
fire pit
dsharrigill added this to dsharrigill's Ideas
on Sunday
Pit
mikulini added this to mikulini's Ideas
on Sunday
Ogrnj
namiya added this to Kids Ideas
last Saturday
fireplace
chrisjean added this to chrisjean's Ideas
last Saturday
Foyer ext
kkline2 added this to ranch outdoors
last Saturday
fire pit
derkacz2 added this to derkacz2's Ideas
last Saturday
firepit
sonnyrose added this to outdoor rooms/cottages
last Saturday
Firepit
Marko Babineau added this to marko_babineau's ideas
last Saturday
Home Nome On The Range
diva0545 added this to Exterior Ideas
last Saturday
Firepit area
chaselandon added this to Patio
last Saturday
an idea
saa0570 added this to Outdoors
last Saturday
firepit
jodiefitz added this to jodiefitz's Favorites
last Saturday
firepit
Church Enterprises LLC added this to bossman51's Ideas
last Saturday
Outside pit
junction40 added this to junction40's Ideas
last Saturday
Yard
asharp89 added this to Outside
last Saturday
Fire pit
hotmel added this to hotmel's Ideas
last Saturday
Fire pit
calvarylake added this to Backyard
last Saturday
firepit
sergiocolafrancesco added this to sergiocolafrancesco's ideas
last Friday
Atmosphere in th bush
lityear added this to Backyard ideas
last Friday
FIre pit idea
fhoyt19 added this to fhoyt19's Ideas
last Friday
Fire pit
dianemb4224 added this to dianemb4224's Ideas
last Friday
Firepit
gingerhamil added this to gingerhamil's Ideas
last Friday
Fire pit
zuelke added this to zuelke's Ideas
last Friday
Can we add fill around house and retaining wall as shown?
tostitoes added this to tostitoes's ideas
last Thursday
fire pit and gravel
vmos added this to vmos's Ideas
last Thursday
Fire pit
Connie Derito added this to conniederito's Ideas
last Thursday
Firepit
rcwinkle added this to az exterior
last Thursday
You could just add pit, plants and chairs...
erinerin4 added this to landscaping
last Thursday
fireball
steelersgirl626 added this to Back yard
last Thursday
Firepit
hcronister added this to Harbor Town renovations
last Thursday
large firepit
deolindav added this to Landscape Ideas
last Thursday
Firepit
srodesign99 added this to srodesign99's ideas
last Wednesday
Big border around fire
jnkerin5 added this to jnkerin5's Ideas
last Wednesday
Firepit
Cheryl Richmond added this to Modern Farmhouse & Other Inspirations
last Wednesday
Firepit
ssmurf11 added this to Exterior
last Wednesday
Yes
jwhitt524 added this to Patio Ideas
last Wednesday
wall
terrydean1967 added this to terrydean1967's Ideas
last Wednesday
Firepit
randrade added this to Casa do Lago
last Wednesday
Os meninos à volta da fogueira
bostonse added this to Tom - Landscaping
last Tuesday
firepit, natural stones, wall
Jess Boyne-Perry added this to House
last Tuesday
Fire pit area
cookincakes added this to sloped yard
July 14, 2014
gravel fire pit
patriciapark added this to patriciapark's Ideas
July 14, 2014
Fire pit
dreamwold added this to dreamwold's Ideas
July 14, 2014
Backyard
David B added this to david_birken's ideas
July 13, 2014
Gravel
sstengel added this to sstengel's Ideas
July 12, 2014
Stone in place of concrete to save ?!?
mlbvdo added this to mlbvdo's Ideas
July 12, 2014
Gravel around pit
ppier added this to ppier's Ideas
July 12, 2014
Fire pit
Judith Wright Design added this to Outdoor living
July 10, 2014
FirePit with Stone Slab Top
westk18858 added this to Patio Ideas
July 9, 2014
pea gravel idea under the firepit area......
carla8182 added this to carla8182's ideas
July 8, 2014
love the pea stone
marenlavoie added this to marenlavoie's ideas
July 7, 2014
Firepit
susansmithmurphy added this to susansmithmurphy's Ideas
July 7, 2014
Maintenance free
Matt Parsons added this to Matt Parsons's Ideas
July 7, 2014
Fire
pswhite80 added this to pswhite80's Ideas
July 6, 2014
Firepit
Iris Flower added this to iris_flower8779158's Ideas
July 6, 2014
I love the fire place
Melinda Sorenson added this to melinda_sorenson's ideas
July 6, 2014
fpit
triangledave added this to triangledave's Ideas
July 5, 2014
Fire pit
chris_hud77 added this to Outdoors
July 5, 2014
Love.
cinderbelly added this to Patio Ideas
July 3, 2014
FIER PIT
Stephanie Smith Fulk added this to Landscape Ideas
July 3, 2014
firepit
tgreenberg added this to fire pit
July 2, 2014
stones
Mariska Joubert added this to ♥I [love]gardening
July 2, 2014
aaaa love this ☆perfect
Angela Surrette added this to Outdoor Decor Ideas
July 2, 2014
casual setting
nicholasjrichard added this to nicholasjrichard's Favorites
July 1, 2014
Patio
dfraillon added this to dfraillon's Ideas
July 1, 2014
Fire pit
Romy H. added this to webuser_6710415's Ideas
June 30, 2014
Outside
Elisa Gavita added this to elisa_gavita's Ideas
June 30, 2014
Idée extérieur foyer
sandracote added this to sandracote's Ideas
June 30, 2014
Lakeside pea gravel
mlwright5 added this to Sunken patio
June 30, 2014
Fire pit
inashavin added this to inashavin's Ideas
June 30, 2014
Fire pit
missyeik added this to missyeik's Ideas
June 29, 2014
Firepit
adrianacuellar added this to adrianacuellar's Ideas
June 28, 2014
Linda
crgada added this to fireplace
June 28, 2014
like
stephaniealynnb added this to patio
June 27, 2014
Fire pit
mariagregg added this to mariagregg's Ideas
June 26, 2014
Firepit
Sarah Caban added this to Sarah Caban's Ideas
June 26, 2014
Everything
hofmanja80 added this to hofmanja80's Ideas
June 24, 2014
Simple fire pit for the woods
maxiruprecht added this to maxiruprecht's Ideas
June 24, 2014
Lugar para el fuego
irishkaskaya added this to irishkaskaya's Ideas
June 24, 2014
Ga
disalvoba added this to disalvoba's ideas
June 24, 2014
firepit
kswhite2 added this to Outside Living
June 23, 2014
Gravel around the pit
gigiv12 added this to backyard
June 23, 2014
Fire pit
hannahjean added this to hannahjean's Ideas
June 23, 2014
Love this pit
srust1 added this to srust1's Ideas
June 23, 2014
Perfect fire pit
jennymccaleb added this to jennymccaleb's ideas
June 23, 2014
Like idea of rock around fire pit
jericho106 added this to jericho106's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Firepit
Mironda White added this to Mironda White's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Backyard
natkapna added this to natkapna's ideas
June 22, 2014
пипец Саше № 2
shawrowland added this to shawrowland's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Fireplace
ve7nbm01 added this to ve7nbm01's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Firepitt
nicoserrati added this to De Raquelita
June 22, 2014
Más trabajó de nico
asilbernagel added this to asilbernagel's Ideas
June 22, 2014
Cabin
dbreeding added this to dbreeding's Ideas
June 21, 2014
Fitepit
dbenza added this to dbenza's Ideas
June 21, 2014
Fire pit
bouchni added this to jardins
June 21, 2014
Foyer extérieur
kimberlya1023 added this to Outdoors/garden room
June 21, 2014
Fire pit
chipmolly added this to chipmolly's Ideas
June 21, 2014
The firepit
establish added this to establish's Ideas
June 20, 2014
rustic firepit
kobrien143 added this to Outdoor lighting
June 18, 2014
Simple fire pit landscaping
nadroy added this to nadroy's ideas
June 18, 2014
foyer
Virginia Mosis Designs ASID added this to vamosis's Ideas
June 18, 2014
fire pit
graciebuege added this to graciebuege's Ideas
June 17, 2014
H
valpotim added this to valpotim's ideas
June 17, 2014
Firepot
ldverdun added this to Fire Pits
June 17, 2014
stone on fire pit
mcheff added this to mcheff's ideas
June 17, 2014
the kejas
rizataze added this to rizataze's Ideas
June 16, 2014
Fireplace
noelitopogi added this to noelitopogi's Favorites
June 16, 2014
Fire pit
smunz added this to smunz's Favorites
June 16, 2014
For our backyard
dania61 added this to dania61's Ideas
June 16, 2014
Great outdoor experience
byapicilar added this to byapicilar's ideas
June 15, 2014
bahçem için
ssmcclain added this to ssmcclain's Ideas
June 15, 2014
Fire pit
mitchg added this to Outdoor Living
June 15, 2014
Octagon fire pit
rezamom added this to rezamom's Ideas
June 14, 2014
Firepit!
1clarkdm added this to Landscape Ideas
June 11, 2014
Gravel area around fire pit
julieackerman added this to julieackerman's Ideas
June 11, 2014
Cosy feel
riopro added this to riopro's ideas
June 9, 2014
India
kimdcallaway added this to Landscape Ideas
June 9, 2014
fire pit
silvercd added this to silvercd's ideas
June 9, 2014
dream back yard
gdai added this to gdai's ideas
June 9, 2014
fit pit
arnets added this to arnets's Ideas
June 9, 2014
Buna
mariogomez added this to mariogomez's Ideas
June 8, 2014
Not to busy
nikie435 added this to nikie435's Ideas
June 8, 2014
Fire pit
jennjenn12 added this to jennjenn12's Ideas
June 8, 2014
The fire pit
benoitleduc added this to benoitleduc's Ideas
June 8, 2014
Feu exterieur
askaja added this to askaja's Ideas
June 8, 2014
Size of pit
micektj added this to micektj's Ideas
June 7, 2014
Fire pit of some sort.
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™