The roof deck at this modern San Francisco home features an expansive panorama of the city skyline as well as a welcoming fireplace.
A covered fireplace and sitting area anchor the deck at this off-the-grid summer house in Canada.
At this rustic renovation in Pennsylvania, a small wooden deck that originally anchored the backyard was transformed into a larger social area. “We wanted something that was sunken into the earth that would feel like you’re enveloped by the surroundings,” Michael says. In order to achieve this, he installed a concrete retaining wall that's level with the soil above it, so foliage will gradually grow into the living space. An outdoor fireplace provides a natural gathering place during colder months.
At this California prefab belonging to two passionate cooks, a custom Grillery fireplace-barbecue was built into the concrete block wall of the deck. Beneath the grill the residents store oak firewood collected from their property.
The focal point of this off-the-grid island house in New Zealand is a covered deck with an outdoor fireplace for cooking and heat, enclosed on three sides and with sliding screens on the fourth that can be adjusted to block the wind.