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10 ways to warm up to the outdoor fireplace for cozy summer nights with a burning glow
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One of our featured top-10—the beautiful 47-inch-wide 'Bayshore Nuria Fire Pit.' See selection #5 below for details.

With summertime here, it's all about barbeques, relaxing outdoors in the company of family and friends, and kicking back with a nice glass of wine.

But there's also something special about sitting around a warm, crackling fire that brings people together.

For those who don't have a built-in outdoor fireplace as a centerpiece, a portable model could be an ideal option. And while it's great to own a classic Malm or vintage Preway fireplace, a contemporary cone-shape chimney or simple fire bowl can go a long way towards making a corner of your patio just as cozy and appealing.

And for a fraction of the price too.

Outdoor fireplaces come in all shapes and sizes. There are tall chimney-style models; circular fire rings and bowls; and square, oval, and rectangular fire pits, fire tables, and dramatic fire spheres.

Most of the ten outdoor fire models we've selected offer lightweight portability, which makes them a great option since they can be readily packed and transported when you're heading out on a road trip, or going camping.

Of course they were also chosen for décor styling compatible with the mid-century modern home.

You'll find Modfire and Astrofire, two of the most popular hand-crafted outdoor fireplace collections, joined by a selection of attractive wood-burning, natural gas, and propane-powered models that complement most residential outdoor spaces.

Several are offered in a wide range of colors, and with options that include stands, covers, grills, electronic ignition features, and other accessories.

 

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1. MODFIRE SPACE AGE CHIMNEY
Modfire blends the sleek lines of Space Age architecture and industrial design in this award-winning chimney model. Available only in charcoal finish due to higher heat considerations. Wood-burning. Optional base unit and cover. 48-inch height, 22-inch base diameter, 9-inch top diameter. Handmade in USA. $1,350. modfire.com