This enormous outdoor fireplace is the focal point of this mountain home's backyard. Don't forget to outfit an outdoor fireplace as you would an indoor one. A shelf mantel and decorative vases make the space feel like a living room.
Designed by Elizabeth Alford, the Balcones house in Austin, Texas features an outdoor fireplace, equipped with a chimney, mixing mid-century architecture with century technology. Photo by Brent Humphreys.