30+ Incredibly inspiring contemporary deck ideas with fire features

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There is nothing more dramatic than integrating a fire pit onto your outdoor deck. It helps to create warmth and a wonderful ambiance from its crackling flames to entertain your guests. There are many stylish ways that you can add these elements to your deck, whether it be built-in or a decorative fire bowl. There are many factors to take into consideration, most importantly your space constraints. You can hire a landscape architect to help you construct this outdoor feature, or you can purchase one from a reseller.

If you are a DIY person, you can even construct one yourself, just be sure to follow some simple safety guidelines. This would include making sure you have adequate insulation between the fire pit and the deck. If you have a smaller fire pit, pavers or fire pads will suffice. If you include a fire pit on your deck, be sure to never leave your fire unattended and be careful with having an open flame on a windy day. Keep your gas fire pit at a safe distance from structural walls or roof overhangs.

⇒ We have included plenty of ideas for you below, with links to the designers. Please let us know which one is your favorite and why!

More Inspiration: Check out some outdoor inspiration we have featured here on 1 Kindesign: 35 Modern outdoor patio designs that will blow your mind and 50 Amazing outdoor spaces you will never want to leave.

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1. A stylish courtyard in Bellevue, Washington features a deck with a fire feature and evergreen trees for privacy. (via Evoke Modern)

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2. A beautiful mountain getaway in North Carolina. (via Glennwood Custom Builders)

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3. This stunning modern deck in Los Angeles features a custom fabricated table/fire feature. (via Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture)

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4. A contemporary home in South Africa features a sunken fire pit area with gravel and stump seats. (Paul Oosthuizen Architects)

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5. A roof deck of a seaside home in Massachusetts features a gas fire pit. (via Archia Homes)

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6. The fire pit on this beautiful deck in Lake Tahoe, California was custom designed. The space was designed to maximize the views of the lake and nestle into the forest. Have a look at the full house tour we featured here: Modern mountain dwelling designed to soak in views of Lake Tahoe. (via IMI Design)

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7. A home in Phoenix, Arizona has many cool design features, including the ceramic agave on the wall, from artist Jim Sudal Studio. The Manta Ray Gas Fire Pit was sourced from Woodland Direct. It is nestled in an acid wash concrete ring, about 8″ high and 6″ wide with river rock. The Loll Designs Collection chairs (Emmet Lounge and Rocker) were sourced from Room & Board. (via Coffman Studio)

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8. In Vancouver, British Columbia, an apartment features a cozy deck overlooking the water below. The contemporary design showcases a fire bowl from Solus Decor. There is a burner under the stones. (via John Bentley)

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9. A wraparound porch in this Portland, Oregon home features a built-in kitchen, dining area and gas fire pit for added warmth and ambiance. (via Alan Mascord Design Associates)

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10. A beach style abode in San Diego, California features a natural gas burning fire pit with silica sand in it. The ground material is an un-stabilized decomposed granite sourced from Southwest Boulder and Stone. It is called Palm Springs Gold. (via Sage Outdoor Designs)

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11. A custom designed, poured in place concrete fire-pit is set in a beautiful courtyard area of a home in San Luis Obispo, California. According to the designers, “the 10’6” wide by 32’ long courtyard is divided into three distinct spaces in this design: an entry fountain space, a BBQ kitchen space, and a fire pit sectional area.” (via Jeffrey Gordon Smith Landscape Architecture)

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12. An outdoor fire pit and hot tub graces this outdoor deck of a lovely home in Washington, D.C. The Robata Linear Outdoor Fire Pit was sourced from Paloform. (via Anthony Wilder Design/Build)

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13. A curvaceous staircase leads down to a paver patio in this Minneapolis home. A cultured stone wall encircles a custom fire pit. This sumptuous outdoor space invites you to take an evening dip in the pool and then relax by the fire! (via Southview Design)

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14. A lower fire pit area in this Boston, Massachusetts home continues to a lap pool below. This wood burning fire pit has a crushed stone base, which also acts as a drainage layer. It is set approximately 15″-18″ from the pool deck.(via Sudbury Design Group)

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15. The seating around this Portland, Oregon fire pit was created by first pouring a footing. Concrete block was used to form the wall. It was then faced with cultured stone and capped with hearth stone. The fire pit is also custom designed, finished with cultured stone. (via Paradise Restored Landscaping & Exterior Design)

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16. A beautiful redwood pergola covered with foliage sets the stage for this outdoor deck in San Francisco, California. A retractable awning provides shade for the outdoor seating, while a fire pit offers warmth and ambiance. The fire pit was custom designed, board form concrete to match a perimeter planter. (via Amy A. Alper, Architect)

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17. This sumptuous deck in Newport Beach, California provides its owners with some spectacular views. The fire pit was custom designed and built on site. View the full home tour here: Bayshore Drive Residence in Newport Beach by Brandon Architects. (via Patterson Custom Homes)

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18. In Boca Raton, Florida, a fire bowl is set in-between two comfortable lounge chairs, with views of the pool and waterfront. (via ibi designs)

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19. A lower level outdoor terrace in a Lake Michigan home features a sunken fire pit, perfect for summer evenings. See the full home tour we have featured here: Lake Michigan retreat blends modern and rustic details. (via Deep River Partners)

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20. In Sydney, Australia, an expansive deck and built-in seating surrounds a custom designed fire pit. The views of the landscape and beyond to the ocean makes this an ideal dream spot! (via Peter Glass & Associates)

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21. A bungalow in Arlington, Virginia features a cozy backyard with inviting chairs and a Manta Ray wood burning fire pit. The fire pit helps to keep guests warm on brisk evenings. (via Fisher Group)

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22. A contemporary craftsman compound in Sonoma, California features a concrete deck, lap pool and comfortable seating area around a cozy fire pit. (via ROCHE+ROCHE Landscape Architecture)

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23. An urban rooftop deck in Chicago, Illinois features built-in seating and a custom designed fire pit with an insert sourced from Woodland Direct. (via PITCH Concepts)

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24. A 48″ custom designed fire pit is constructed of Tennessee Stacked stone. The home is located in Atlanta, Georgia, surrounded by a natural woodside setting. (via PaverStone Construction)

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25. This fireplace is comprised of a porcelain tile slab, which has a marble aesthetic. It is fabricated over top of poured-in place concrete. The home is located in Los Angeles, California. (via Building Solutions and Design)

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26. A cozy terrace off a San Diego beach home features a fire bowl sourced from Frontgate (as are all the furnishings). The color of the shingles is Needlepoint Navy SW 0032—Sherwin Williams. (via Burnham Design)

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27. A mid-century ranch house in Aspen, Colorado is centered on indoor-outdoor living. Its showcase is this covered outdoor patio area. A custom fire pit is comprised of Texas Cream Limestone, designed to match the columns. We have featured the full home tour here: Stunning mid-century ranch renovation in Aspen. (via Rowland+Broughton)

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28. In Menlo Park, California, an intimate garden features a no-mow lawn, custom fire pit with a fire bowl, an outdoor kitchen, and ipe-deck. (via Sycamore Design)

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29. This Melbourne, Australia home features a sunken outdoor lounge with a fire bowl, perfect for enjoying cool summer evenings. The seating is comprised of Insitu concrete, which was clad with cor-ten steel and then timber. (via Bayon Gardens)

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30. This outdoor living space is an extension of the kitchen of a Mill Valley, California residence. It has helped to expand the family’s entertaining and relaxing space. A built-in banquette increases the spaciousness of this small terrace. (via Pedersen Associates)

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31. A backyard deck consists of the Trex Transcend, featured in a mix of Tree House and Vintage Lantern. Ample built-in seating encircles a fire pit, a fantastic space to entertain! (via Trex)

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32. An elevated outdoor deck in San Luis Obispo, California features FSC Ipe benches mounted on Corten steel brackets. The brackets are connected to a support underneath Mexican pebbles. A custom designed, precast concrete fire pit features jelly bean glass from American Specialty Glass. (via Jeffrey Gordon Smith Designs)

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33. A Mediterranean style backyard in Dallas, Texas combines a fire and water feature together, creating a mesmerizing aesthetic. “The fire pit is a bespoke bronze model that is powered by natural gas. It artfully complements a copper water basin that spills water into an LED-lit rill.” —as stated by the designers. The exterior of the fire pit is clad in native Texas limestone. (via Pool Environments)

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34. Create an inviting backyard to entertain by surrounding an outdoor fire pit with a curved sectional. The fire pit features Arizona Sandstone, the same stone as the cap of the fire pit and all the surrounding paving. (via Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group)


35. This spacious back patio features a built-in fire pit encircled by Adirondack chairs. A covered porch has an outdoor kitchen and sitting area. See the rest of this fabulous home here: Breathtaking shingle-style residence on Lake Minnetonka. (via Swan Architecture)

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