According to a March study by the American Society of Landscape Architects, fire pits and fire places ranked fourth among the top-10 trends for residential landscape projects in 2015.
Their popularity is drawing attention. Money magazine, for example, recently highlighted its top five fire-pit picks for “when you have money to burn”:
- The Modern Fire Pit Vessel (pictured here): A $2,225 portable black granite Saturn fire vessel with lava rock from Stone Forest, was used in an outdoor living area designed by Phil Kean Designs in Winter Park, Florida.
- Concrete and copper fire bowls: Decorative fire bowls surround the pool at a home in in Naples, Florida. Designed by Marc-Michaels Interior Design, the circular fire pit is by Grand Effects.
- Gas fire pit table: Installed by AAA Landscape Specialists for $3,200 in a San Diego, California, outdoor living project for a single-family residence.
- Permanent stone fire pit: Built by Alderwood Landscaping in Sammamish, Washington, the $7,500 backyard fire pit features basalt boulders and natural stone veneers.
- Round stone fire pit: For $12,000, the professionals of House of L designed an affordable luxury fire pit fit in Aurora, Ohio.