Fireplace Possibility

I am in the middle of a project where the main focus of the backyard will be a large fireplace that we hope to have anchor one end of the patio.

The fireplace will anchor the end of the patio, and serve as the main gathering space for those on the patio, also becoming the main visual focus from the above/adjoining deck.

Wait there’s more. The fireplace will also anchor a rock outcropping . . . or become part of the rock outcropping. Hmm; to anchor, or to become part of ? . . . that is the question.

fireplace, stone patio

[ Something this large will be the focal.]

How will all the other elements play off of the fireplace? As this design evolves we’ll figure it out. One thing I see right away . . . the patio would look great as large slabs of stone as opposed to pavers-that’s what my gut is telling me right now.

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.

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