A national survey reveals that almost one in seven households has a fire installation in the backyard. Freestanding backyard fireplaces have long been popular in Marin, where our temperate climate allows us to enjoy them evenings year-round. However, new designs like Restoration Hardware’s sleek “firetable”—equal parts focal point, heat generator and drink holder—are breathing fresh design into the outdoors.
1. Rinnai fireplace, price available upon request at Shamrock Materials (San Rafael). 415.455.1575, shamrockmat.com
2. Tiburon Fire Pit by Hershon Hartley Design, $4,995 at The Marin Store. 888.408.2105, themarinstore.com
3. Corinthian freestanding fireplace with hearth, price available upon request at Cabana Home (Mill Valley). 415.383.0201, cabanahome.com
4. Stone Rectangular Firetable, $1,400 at Restoration Hardware (Corte Madera). 415.924.8919, restorationhardware.com