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Whether set in the remote woods of Connecticut or overlooking the Pacific Coast, a stylish fire pit can turn any backyard or terrace into a warm, welcoming alfresco oasis.
Pacific Palisades, California | Barbara Boyle, Sotheby’s International Realty – Pacific Palisades Brokerage
High above sandy beaches and crashing waves, this 9,380-square-foot estate exudes classic coastal style and boasts formal living and dining rooms, a gourmet kitchen flowing to a family room and breakfast area, a library, a billiards room with a wine cellar, and a game room or gym. An outdoor kitchen allows for consummate alfresco celebrations overlooking the grassy lawn and refreshing pool. Nearby, a patio with a built-in fire pit is the perfect setting for enjoying fresh sea breezes and romantic sunsets.
La Canada Flintridge, California | Georges Rouveyrol, Sotheby’s International Realty – Pasadena Brokerage
This one-of-a-kind estate epitomizes airy, sophisticated contemporary style. Its light-flooded spaces include living and great rooms with soaring ceilings and walls of glass, a dining area ringed with windows, a Poggenpohl kitchen, and a primary suite with a luxurious bath, a sauna, a gym, and a terrace. The 1.8-acre grounds offer a pool and spa with a whimsical water slide, a vineyard, vegetable gardens, a playground, a sports court, a grilling area with a fireplace, and a vibrant fire pit surrounded by built-in seating.
Palm Beach, Florida | Lisa Cregan & John Cregan, Sotheby’s International Realty – Palm Beach Brokerage
Walking distance from Worth Avenue, Lake Drive Park, and the Palm Beach marina on the Intracoastal Waterway, this elegant 3,075-square-foot villa features bright, sun-filled spaces behind a stately façade. Highlights include a refined living room, a sleek kitchen open to a peaceful dining area, two bedrooms, a study, an elevator, a whole-house generator, and a guest suite above the two-garage. A covered patio with a classically tiled fireplace overlooks manicured grounds and an idyllic pool enveloped by greenery.
This four-bedroom manor overlooks the 15th tee of the Kingwood Lake Course. Among its inviting spaces are a formal dining room with an adjoining wine cellar, a living room with a wall of windows and a gas fireplace, a study, four bedrooms, an office or media room, and a chef’s kitchen with a dining bar, a breakfast area, and two walk-in pantries. Covered and open-air patios, a grilling island, and a sitting circle with a warming fire pit allow for outdoor living and entertaining year-round.
Greenwich, Connecticut | Joseph Barbieri, Sotheby’s International Realty – Greenwich Brokerage
On 550 acres in the heart of Litchfield County, this grand Palladian-inspired manor revels in unparalleled privacy and uninterrupted views of treetops unfolding across Connecticut toward New York and Massachusetts. Beyond the 12,373-square-foot interiors—which offer five bedrooms and a wealth of grand living and entertaining spaces—are formal gardens, a tennis court, and a variety of outdoor spaces—including a vine-draped pergola and a patio with a built-in grill and a stone fireplace—ideal for evenings spent appreciating the peaceful pastoral surroundings.