| ~Kristine M. posted: “Few outdoor amenities add ambiance, warmth and coziness like a fire feature, especially when paired with comfy furniture and overhead cover. If it’s already turned too cold for outdoor living where you are, consider taking inspiration from the enclosed po” Living Your Lifestyle & Owning It! 25 Cozy Covered Patios & Porches With Fire Features ~Kristine M. Jan 6 Few outdoor amenities add ambiance, warmth and coziness like a fire feature, especially when paired with comfy furniture and overhead cover. If it’s already turned too cold for outdoor living where you are, consider taking inspiration from the enclosed porches for next year. Regardless of your locale, the following 25 covered spaces feel extra fun and festive thanks to their roaring fires and a smattering of holiday decor. 1. Cozy Craftsman Cozy evenings can commence on this covered Craftsman patio by Sky House in Charlotte, North Carolina. Comfy furniture, a roaring fireplace (with convenient wood storage) and a mounted TV add to the ambiance, with layers of overhead lights illuminating the space when the sun goes down. 2. Natural Overlook Rough-hewn wood and rustic stone give warmth and texture to this tucked-away porch by Pearson Design Group. Skylights bring in more natural light and keep the space from feeling too cavelike, while a circle of elegant outdoor chairs and sofas — complete with furry throws — elevates the space. 3. Screened-In Stunner Outdoor living can extend into the shoulder season at this Dutch Barn home by Miller-Roodell Architects, thanks to its well-appointed screened porch. Log-inspired furniture nods to the woodsy locale, with earth-toned pillows and throws picking up the surrounding landscape’s colors. 4. Entertainer’s Oasis This freestanding covered patio in Atlanta puts you out in the landscape while providing shade and rain protection. The space by Innovative Design Build is party-ready, complete with pizza oven, smoker, speakers and mounted heaters. 5. Warm Wood and Black Metal This Truckee, California, porch by Olivia Osborne Interiors is a modern take on the classic mountain cabin. The pairing of high-drama wood and black metal flows from inside the house, with the corrugated metal fireplace surround anchoring the space and popping against the gray flooring and cushy white sofas. 6. Garden Room In the rainy Pacific Northwest, this patio by Renaissance Homes has everything covered, with a fireplace, heaters and ceiling fans able to warm or cool the Lake Oswego, Oregon, space depending on the season. Wood paneling and stylish woven furniture give an outdoor living room vibe, with the open view out to the planted hillside firmly placing you in the garden. 7. Nautical Chic Glass lanterns, a fishing-float-inspired pendant light and gray wicker furniture give this covered Boston patio a cozy coastal feel. By placing windows between the home and patio, Witt Construction created an indoor-outdoor connection that allows natural light and fresh air (when the windows are open) to move between the two spaces. 8. Stylish Stone Surroundings Hudson Ledgestone veneer and limestone slabs give this poolside porch in Richmond, Virginia, a solid feel. SMS Architects used character-grade white oak for the ceiling, with its knots and color variation adding interest. Tumbled limestone flooring creates a more relaxed feel. With fans and heaters, the homeowners can use the space nearly year-round. 9. Year-Round Breezy and Beachy Natural light streams into this enclosed porch from LaBonte Construction in Milwaukee. Though the region experiences plenty of cold, snowy days, the white wood paneling, beach-themed decor and floor-to-ceiling windows make for a warm and breezy vibe. 10. Streamlined Setup
A half wall and fireplace combination perfectly frames the seating area at this San Francisco Bay Area home by Distinct Builders — and keeps the views open out to the yard from inside the house. Wood paneling warms the space and draws the eye up and out. 11. Black and White Black accents and a mix of materials and textures bring interest to this clean-lined, uncluttered patio by Meredith Owen Interiors. An outdoor TV, fireplace and comfy lounge furniture fill the Austin, Texas, space. 12. Do Look Up Black-framed windows and furniture pop on this clean-lined Minneapolis porch by Swanson Homes. The white wood paneling and stone fireplace keep things light, with the vertical panels drawing the eye up to the vaulted wood ceiling. 13. Dramatic Elegance Take in the outdoors while still enjoying the comforts of home at this screened-in porch in Landrum, South Carolina. Darcys Interior Designs used a black, white and wood color palette to keep the space feeling chic, light and natural. Fuzzy pillows and velvety throws invite luxurious lounging. 14. Modern Cabin on the Lake
A partially covered patio in Seattle gives the homeowners the protection they need at this lakefront home by MB Builders and Development. The fire pit gives the space an open feel and doesn’t block views from inside the house out to the water. Mounted heaters keep everyone toasty. 15. Fireside Lounge This luxurious covered patio by North Fork Builders of Montana was designed with comfort and entertaining in mind. It features a fireplace, mounted heaters and grill. There’s even a built-in bar around the column, so you never have to move far from your chair to grab a sip or bite. 16. Indoor-Outdoor and Timeless Curtains give this corner porch by Locati Architects flexibility. On warm, sunny days the curtains can be drawn open to create a more indoor-outdoor space and present the beautiful pastoral views. Or they can be closed to create a cozy and more intimate feel when things get a little too chilly. 17. Peekaboo Views A dual-sided fireplace in South Carolina gives these two outdoor lounges a fireside view — not to mention a peekaboo window into the adjacent seating area. The space by Tribus Interior Design features pull-down screens to keep bugs and pollen out while still showing off the surrounding vista. 18. Modern-Rustic Ranch Convenient wood storage keeps the fire on this Bozeman, Montana, porch going strong. The covered space by Dovetail Construction gives off classic ranch vibes with a twist thanks to its combination of rustic materials and stylish furnishings. 19. Seaside Retreat This partially screened porch stylishly nods to its New England locale, with shingle siding, nautical-inspired lanterns and other coastal decor. Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects kept the color palette cohesive, tying everything back to the stone fireplace surround. The deck boards will take on a grayer hue as they age. 20. Campy Feel
An oak leaf fireplace screen adds an artistic natural nod to this screened porch in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Francesca Owings Interior Design created a cozy, camp-like feel with the substantial stone fireplace surround, rustic wood furniture and Pendleton-style textiles. 21. Relaxed in the Trees Colorful Christmas decorations, including a trimmed tree, potted poinsettia and Moravian star lantern, give this North Carolina porch by ICON Custom Builders a festive feel. The wood, brickwork and fireplace surround warm up the space, especially when the trees outside are bare and skies are gray. 22. Modern Farmhouse This contemporary covered patio by Younger Homes in Austin, Texas, invites guests to grab some fresh air and relax outside after a holiday meal. The woven barrel chairs perfectly tie together the wood-paneled ceiling and creamy white fireplace, while the fuzzy plaid throws and evergreen garland add stylish seasonal cheer. 23. Candlelit Escape Candles up the cozy factor in this stunning and well-lit space by The PRG Group in Big Sky, Montana. Striped slipcovers and colorful throws brighten the porch and can easily be swapped out to change the look. 24. Desert-Modern Meets Cozy Clean lines and industrial materials give this Phoenix patio by The Ranch Mine a modern feel, while weathered Cor-Ten steel, warm-finished concrete and linear fire feature soften the space and tie it in with the desert landscape. 25. Christmas Display There’s no shortage of holiday cheer on this patio by Outdoor Dreams in Richmond, Virginia — from the stocking-laden mantel to the garland-draped pergola. Once the holidays (or the Christmas party) are over, the space can go back to being a wonderfully inviting destination in the landscape. Manage your email settings or unsubscribe.