A square modern fire pit was key amenity when Grounded Modern Landscape Architecture captured as much useable outdoor living space as possible in a coastal California home. The odd-shaped area was challenging but the result shows a creative design for a small space. Grounded won a San Diego chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects award for the project.
The uniquely designed outdoor sofas fit right in with the natural twisting tree limbs surrounding this California living space. Floating on a curved design, facing sofas give everyone seated access to the contemporary fire pit, providing a connection with the encompassing landscape long after the sun has set.
Earth, wind and fire. We should all be so lucky to have a patio overlooking these stunning views. This contemporary gas fire pit is perfectly situated for guests to enjoy a relaxing fire on a cool night.
Accordion doors open this California home's main living area directly onto a fabulous transitional deck and outdoor gathering space. Floating on a curved design, facing plush sofas give everyone seated access to warmth from the contemporary fire pit. Move seamlessly from dining inside to cocktails fireside.
The tiny tile base with stone topper fit the fire pit perfectly to the surrounding wall and nearby house. Royal blue cushions on the brown wicker chairs glow beautifully in the fire light. Stairs leading from the house to the fire pit area are equipped with built in lighting and give the design an amphitheater inspired look.
This outdoor space rests on the roof deck of a historic building on Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. The space features a contemporary fire pit, a pair of blue-cushioned chairs and colorful planters surrounded by fencing for an intimate setting.