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Vicki Johnson

Garden Behind a 1915 house in Los Altos, California, an entire outdoor room was built around a stone hearth and a grille set into a stone wall.

The Outdoor Hearth, Fire-Pit & Barbecue

by Arts and Crafts Editor
The bungalow and then the California ranch helped popularize indoor–outdoor living, which included cooking en plein air. Fire remains a coveted element, whether it’s flaring in the grille, making embers in a stone “barbecue” of the 1950s, or warming the evening in an outdoor hearth.
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