Fall is in the Air: Time to gather around the fire pit

Fire pits, or outdoor fireplaces, date back thousands of years. Originally nothing more than pits in the ground to control flames, they were especially popular with nomadic cultures. Today fire pits range from simple metal bowls to elaborate, illuminated structures of stone or brick.

The American Society of Landscape Architects report that fire pits are the #1 requested design feature by far…and why not? They provide a hospitable, warm gathering place to enjoy conversation and a glass of wine well beyond Labor Day. In fact they can extend the use of your backyard to Thanksgiving…even in chilly Albany!

Constructing a fire pit into your landscape can be a simple, inexpensive addition or a more complex renovation…either way grab some s’mores fixings and offer a toast to the cool nights of autumn.

Ray Roberts

A stunning curved rock wall frames the space, with natural boulders surrounding the flames



Uber cool fire table with extra warmth at additional seating


Interesting take on the traditional circular shape


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