Light up the Night with Dramatic Fire Features

There's nothing cozier than sitting flame-side under the stars.

It goes without saying that some of the best conversations, memories, and delicious treats are enjoyed around a fire. But incorporating fire features in your landscape can also amplify the all-around design and aesthetic of a property. When safely constructed and designed, accents like fire pits, outdoor fireplaces, and unique fire accents are a stunning way to make your home the place to be.


Fire Pits

Whether on a warm summer night or on a cool crisp evening, a fire pit is a great place for relaxation and reveling in natural surroundings. There are a variety of options and routes to go when choosing a design. Start by thinking about what type of fire you want (wood burning, natural gas, propane, etc.), whether you want a standalone or a pit incorporated into the hardscape, and then move onto the shape you want (rectangle, square, round, etc.). Consider the type of paving stones or fire-resistant bricks that you’d like to incorporate around the pit. The design of those bricks gives you an opportunity to showcase your personality in a unique or classic way.

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Outdoor Fireplaces

If you’re looking for a more dramatic addition to your backyard living space, outdoor fireplaces add an elegant architectural focal point to your property. Outdoor fireplaces are perfect for adding a cozy gathering space to relax, commune and enjoy your space.

The opportunities are endless when it comes to design themes — rustic, modern, minimalist, renaissance, classic, you name it. They play well with other landscape structures like patios, outdoor bars and pavilions, where you could create an entire backyard living and entertaining area. Mount a TV or sound system inside the pavilion, cuddle up next to the outdoor fireplace, and relax to the backdrop of your natural surroundings.

Just like inside your home, fireplaces are able to be in close proximity to things like an outdoor kitchen, pool, or spa for a full experience. Outdoor fireplaces can give your home another anchor point for bonding, watching the big game, or entertaining guests.


Unique Fire Accents

Who says you shouldn’t play with fire? Just kidding, don’t play with fire — but you can have fun with it by adding some conversation-starter pieces to your outdoor spaces. Tiki torches are one way to jazz up your walkways and perimeters for a tropical, resort-style look. Get creative with fire bowls, custom fire walls or ultra-modern chimney stoves. Even built-in heaters can be decorative with the right design, lending a touch of class to a functional necessity during colder months.

For thematic gardens, the right fire feature can give an extra touch of authenticity to the design, transporting your family and your guests to wherever your imagination desires.


Fire features are great ways to enhance your space, but safety should be focus #1 when designing and finding the right location. Professional landscape architects can identify the safest installation methods, surrounding plants and materials for a drama-free way to enjoy fire features in your backyard.

Rossen Landscape specializes in building the perfect fire feature for your home. We focus on a detailed, thorough design process that considers your personal tastes, the landscape’s characteristics, and other environmental factors.

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