A covered round fire pit creates a cozy spot to view this lovely New England property designed by YardApes, based in New Milford, Conn. Owner Shayne Newman says a fire pit offers a spot for a family to be together instead of separated by TV and technology.
At the top of the sloping hill that was created to divert water away from the outdoor living space, a wood-burning fire pit and gathering area can be found. Chairs around the fire pit add conversation seating, while a custom built, metal hammock allows for a more relaxing option.
Custom bench seating surrounds this welcoming fire pit, creating a great space for conversation any time of year. The fire pit and benches are lit from below, drawing the eye to the space and increasing its warm, cozy vibe. Well-placed stones create a sculptural focal point in the backyard beyond.