Finding the right look for the backyard fireplace can be challenging. You want a structure that stands out without taking over, it can’t compete or argue with the patio paving, or totally fade out of focus. We think this could fit those exact requirements in a stone outdoor fireplace Scottsdale and Phoenix homeowners seek.
In this recently finished backyard renovation the old dark, heavy features were changed to light, and airy with some spots of color. The clients wanted an outdoor fireplace on the far side of the pool with a seating space that was an extension of natural travertine pool decking.
With a white privacy wall, and almost white pavers streaked in soft natural brown tones, dark drama would become too much. White stucco would work, but the structure would just blend into the surroundings, lacking good textural contrast and interest. Facing the fireplace with S Brown Blend veneer stone gave it just enough color to stand out without being overbearing, and play well with everything else already in place.
While it really wasn’t a necessity to repeat the same travertine stone used for pavers on the fireplace itself to pull off pairing the two up well, we did. It creates the hearth, and capping for both the side pillars and chimney levels for the perfect finishing touch.
Here’s a closeup shot of this beautiful new fireplace that shows the whole structure below.