Highland Park, Illinois
Elegant outdoor dinner parties and family gatherings by the fire don’t have to be limited to the summer. From ornate outdoor fireplaces to more informal fire pits, these features not only complement the look of outdoor rooms, but can extend your enjoyment of the outdoors well into the fall.
For a Richardsonian-Romanesque style home, Mariani designed a fireplace that not only complements the home’s architecture, but also the views of the surroundings. Featuring two separate fireplace hearths, the west side of the fireplace is a more intimate space featuring a mantle, decorative detailing carved out of limestone, and a raised hearth for seating. The east side of the fireplace has a larger opening and functions as an entertainment space for a sunken dining terrace. A seatwall connected to the fireplace accommodates more friends and family.See Slideshow