And the three unexpected reasons to have an outdoor fireplace are:
1. A vertical focal point.
2. Structure and definition.
3. Light and warmth.
One thing I like about the article is the introduction—which sounds very similar to my Outdoor Fireplace posting the other day (cool spring days).
Having trouble heading back inside as sunny spring days turn cold at sunset? Outdoor fire features are a great way to extend the livability of your outdoor space into the evening. While fire pits and fire as art are all the rage, the traditional fireplace offers so much more than physical warmth. Consider adding a hearth to an outdoor room if you need any of the following.
You can read the entire article here.