Summer's 'Latest Flames' - Page 2

New CA-Modern feature pegs ten outdoor fireplaces with varied designs, prices, fuel
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'Fire Sphere' from Herbert Wood.

Adriene chose Modfire's award-winning 'Space Age Chimney' ($1,300) and flying saucer-like 'Astrofire' ($1,750) to kick off her feature, which also spotlights seven other makes, including two from

"While researching the story," she said later, "I was struck by the enduring popularity of the outdoor fire pit, not only as a cozy, after-BBQ gathering spot for late-night entertaining, but also as a focal point of backyard landscaping."

Both the 'Fire Sphere' by Herbert Wood and the 'Bayshore Steel Fire Pit' by Nuria are made in China and available at They are also two of the most economical selections in the story, priced under $500 each.

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'Bayshore Steel Fire Pit' from Nuria

The feature has several options besides Modfire for the consumer who wants to buy American, including the 'MCM Fire Pit' by Georgia-based S&S Fire Pits and the 'Manta Ray Fire Pit' with electronic ignition available at

For that dash of Euro Modern design, check out the conical 'Cast Iron Fire Bowl,' designed by Søren Slebo for Skagerak in 1995 and crafted in Poland for Design Within Reach.

Biondo's feature also showcases four other selections. One is a propane-fired 'Mod Box' made of fiber-reinforced concrete by Living Source International. The 'Concrete Fire Pit' offered by Asrath can use propane as well, but includes the capacity to use natural gas.

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'Manta Ray Fire Pit' from Fire Pit Art.

The 'Manhattan Fire Pit Table' from Elementi also gives buyers a choice of propane or natural gas and is similarly made out of concrete. Of course, the concrete selections are heavier than others, but worry not: Biondo gives the price and weight of each, including one more 'Concrete Fire Pit,' this one offered by Astrath.

In all, our new fire feature spotlight provides ten different styles to warm up your backyard nights. So be sure to check out 'Latest Flames' in the Summer '20 issue of CA-Modern or by clicking here.