Because your al-fresco moment could use a little heat.

Forget what you’ve heard: outdoor entertaining season doesn’t have to end when the warm weather does. This fall, exchange summer s’mores for autumn bonfires with a stylish outdoor fire feature. Chill out as you warm up despite the cooling weather, and continue the al fresco fun from summer to fall to winter and spring.

Ready to make your backyard the *hottest* hangout of the season? Read on for 25 fireplaces and fire pits that’ll make for the outdoor space of your dreams.

1.  PALM BEACH FIREPLACE
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Francesco Laganese

Inspired by classic Palm Beach loggias, this Tom Scheerer-designed pool pavilion features a wood burning fireplace, perfect for cooler nights spent outdoors.

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Naje White Pendant, $116

2.  WESTERN FIRE PIT
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Christian Harder

Chairs made from rough-hewn branches surround this Wyoming ranch’s in-ground fire pit, which is crafted with large rocks and surrounded by additional stonework.

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Woodall Cotton Blanket, $64

3.  SWIMMING POOL FIRE PIT
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Emily Jenkins Followill

A sleek pool design is finished with a black-tiled fire pit, powered by propane for a modern look.

Design by Howard Design Studio

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Outdoor Ottoman, $113

4.  CONNECTED FIREPLACE
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Christian Harder

This sprawling Hamptons home is equipped with a dream outdoor hangout space, with an attached fireplace that blends in seamlessly with the home’s facade.

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Outdoor Area Rug, $32

5.  POOLSIDE FIRE FEATURE
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Anthony Gomez

A Crystal Cove backyard design features a modern stone fire feature, which ties together the space with a sleek yet cozy appeal.

Design by Mark Scott Associates

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Rectangle Real Flame Fire Pit, $1,300

6.  CLASSIC NEUTRAL FIREPLACE
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Nathan Kirkman

Set between floor-to-ceiling windows, this neutral brick fireplace adds elegance to a welcoming outdoor area from Reynolds Architecture, Design & Construction.

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Rimini Lantern, $105

7.  PAINTED BRICK FIREPLACE
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Courtesy of the Selby

A painted brick fireplace, along with lush greenery and a custom screen, add character to an outdoor area in jewelry designer Irene Neuwirth’s Los Angeles home.

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Walebridge Armchair, $1,219

8.  MODERN FIREPLACE
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Jacob Elliott

For an outdoor area with breathtaking mountain views, BK Interior Design incorporated a sleek, modern fireplace design for a touch of glam.

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Emlyn Basket, $90

9.  NATURAL BEAUTY
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Nick Johnson

Architect Paul Brant Williger crafted an eye-catching fireplace for an outdoor area boasting a stunning view.

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Gillum Outdoor Patio Chairs, $314

10.  STONE FIREPLACE
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Mick Hales

Stonework adds visual interest to this outdoor fireplace design by Conte and Conte. Its understated, earthy color adds to the rustic look of the outdoor space.

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Sunset Tulip Throw Pillow, $33

11.  MALIBU FIREPLACE
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Douglas Friedman

Hollywood designer Martyn Lawrence Bullard conjured an exotic paradise for a Malibu couple, inspired by a passion for Bali. A pair of chairs by Bullard and Indonesian teak sofas surround a fire pit made from 18th-century Indian stone panels; the teak side table is Moroccan.

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Moroccan Inlay Side Table, $2,405

12.  BOHEMIAN FIREPLACE
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Björn Wallander

Wood piled high for the fireplace acts as an accent wall, bringing warmth to the open-air dining room of Rela and Don Gleason’s home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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Slipcovered Accent Chair, $450

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William Abranowicz

In a Los Angeles farmhouse, the custom concrete sofas on a screened porch with a low and wide fireplace are topped with Brenda Antin pillows.

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Wire Storage Basket, $17

14.  MONTANA SKI LODGE
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Bjorn Wallander

When a Nashville couple bought a property in a famed Montana resort, they wanted to forgo the ski-lodge aesthetic and asked designer Markham Roberts to create a fresh approach to mountain style. The outdoor deck is centered around the built-in fireplace.

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Consigned Senufo Stool, $280

15.  LIMESTONE FIREPLACE
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Miguel Flores-Vianna

The covered porch of an Idaho home is paved in gray sandstone tiles and features a driftwood chandelier from Mecox Gardens and a limestone fireplace with built-in seating.

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Driftwood Chandelier, $2,800

16.  SNOWY MONTANA GUESTHOUSE
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Douglas Friedman

At this cozy guesthouse in the Montana mountains, Ken Fulk created an outdoor living area suitable for even the chilliest of days. An outdoor fireplace is flanked by a pair of sheepskin-covered moose antler chairs.

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Sheepskin Chair Pad, $60

17.  POURED CONCRETE FIREPLACE
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Roger Davies

The outdoor dining area of an East Coast vacation home features a poured concrete fireplace, Siesta furniture by DelGreco & Company, and ceramic garden stools by Mecox Gardens.

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Ceramic Barrel Garden Stool, $145

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Richard Powers

In this Miami home, the fireplace, which is original to the house, has a coral limestone surround and hearth. The side table is by Matégot.

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Reeves Aluminum Side Table, $48

19.  OPEN FIRE PIT
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JASON SCHMIDT

The fire pit on the terrace of this Amagansett home is by Extremis. The chairs are by Gallant & Jones, and the vintage lantern is from Morocco.

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Bronze Crossweave Wood Burning Fire Pit, $140

20.  SLEEK MODERN FIRE PIT
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Simon Upton

At actress Courteney Cox’s Malibu home, a custom-made banquette surrounds a teak-and-steel lava-rock fire pit.

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Propane Gas Fire Table, $280

21.  ROUNDED FIRE PIT
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Richard Powers

In TV producer Jamie Tarses’ Hollywood Hills home, designed by Pamela Shamshiri of Commune Design, the outdoor area’s fire pit is by Plain Air. The seat cushions are of a Donghia fabric and the metal chairs are vintage.

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Bristol Round Fire Table, $1,124

22.  SLOPED FIREPLACE
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Björn Wallander

The courtyard in this Hollywood home features a fireplace with a 17th-century armorial cartouche found at Bonhams. The teak cocktail table is by Holly Hunt and the flooring is of reclaimed terra-cotta tiles.

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Ojai Coffee Table, Starting at $195

23.  INDOOR-OUTDOOR FIREPLACE
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Simon Upton

The terrace of this London townhouse is centered with a marble fireplace that was salvaged from the property’s original drawing room. The lamps are by José Ignacio Baluster, and the flooring is Belgian bluestone.

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Red Indoor/Outdoor Throw, $25

24.  COZY FIREPLACE
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Trevor Tondro

In designer Alison Palevsky‘s Pacific Palisades home, the terrace’s sofas and cocktail table, by Link Outdoor, surround a cozy fireplace. The light fixture is from the 1950s.

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White Indoor/Outdoor Throw Pillow, $35

25.  SNOW-COVERED FIREPLACE
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Björn Wallander

On the deck of a Utah home belonging to fashion executive Buffy Birrittella, locally made chairs, with denim cushions by Ralph Lauren Home, are situated near a charming stone fireplace. The table is covered with a Mali sarong and a Mexican serape.

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Denim Seat Cushions, $34

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