Open Flame | Five Fabulous Fire Pits That Bring the Heat | Ricky Allen + Cathy Griffith

Open Flame | Five Fabulous Fire Pits That Bring the Heat

Whether in a classic New England coastal setting or part of a stunning modern remodel of a San Francisco Victorian, a stylish fire pit can turn any backyard or balcony into an idyllic outdoor oasis.

A Piece of Cape Cod History

Pocasset, Massachusetts | Kerrie MarzotSotheby’s International Realty – Falmouth Brokerage

This irreplaceable Cape Cod property consists of a 10-bedroom residence, a pool house, a three-bedroom guesthouse, a two-bedroom carriage house, a pool and spa, and a tennis court on nine acres with more than 600 feet of private shoreline. Outdoor living and entertaining are easy thanks to a covered brick patio and an arbored pergola with a fire pit. Beyond, an expanse of lush green lawn unfolds toward the sea, and views encompass the Wings Neck Lighthouse, osprey nests, and Buzzard’s Bay.

Classic Greenwich Georgian

Greenwich, Connecticut | Leslie McElwreathSotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage 

On a 3.4-acre estate of seemingly endless greenery, this stately Georgian Colonial enjoys a desirable blend of classical architecture and modern amenities. It features six bedrooms, a grand living room, a gourmet kitchen, a library and office, a home theater, a billiards room, and a game room or studio. Bay windows overlook and French doors open to the majestic grounds, which include a spacious terrace, a tennis court, a refreshing pool, and a pool house with an outdoor kitchen and a warming fire pit.

Pacific Heights Masterpiece

San Francisco, California | Neill BassiSotheby’s International Realty – San Francisco Brokerage

The iconic Victorian façade of this five-bedroom gem belies interiors that are decidedly contemporary, with a chic palette, sleek surfaces, eye-catching accents and finishes, handsome walnut flooring, plentiful modern amenities, and open public spaces created with entertaining in mind. The pièce de résistance is the pentroom, which features a well-outfitted media area, an extensive bar, a wall of glass with an inspiring vista, and a breathtaking open-air patio with a fire pit offering cozy warmth.

Modern Wine Country Retreat

Kenwood, California | Holly BennettSotheby’s International Realty – Wine Country – East Napa Street Brokerage

Amid a grove of oaks, new lawn, and seemingly ageless boulders, this ambitious 3,860-square-foot contemporary home is positioned to capture expansive views of mountains and the Sonoma Valley. Its open-plan interiors were designed for effortless living and entertaining—which extends to the outdoors. The alluring pool is carved into the hillside, the main living spaces open through a glass wall to a chic terrace, and just off the kitchen and family room is an alfresco living space with a stylish fire pit.

Sag Harbor Serenity

Sag Harbor, New York | Frank BodenchakSotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage

One of the largest estates in Sag Harbor, this five-acre compound affords the ultimate indoor-outdoor lifestyle. Highlights include six oversized bedroom suites, a studio apartment, a great room, formal living and dining rooms, a theater, a game room, a wine cellar, a fitness room, a designer kitchen, multiple porches, a sports court, a magnificent pool and spa, an outdoor kitchen, a pool house, a cabana bar, and an alfresco sitting area with a water feature and a fire pit. Beaches and Bridgehampton are minutes away.

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