I'm working on a plan for an outdoor fireplace and patio/outdoor room with the fireplace on the long exterior wall of the shed attached to the garage. The house and garage are dark red brick Craftsman Style with white trim and limestone window sills, etc. I'm undecided about what the exterior wall of the shed should be and what style of fireplace. We can't match the brick, nor do I want to. I'm leaning toward stucco. I also have some nice black wrought iron that could be incorporated...fencing, an ornate door, a "furnace cover" that would make a great table base, candelabra, plant stands, etc. I'd be interested in some thoughts from some "fresh" eyes.
Its not something ive come across much apart from in Spain, my mum has a lovely roof top one which is both an outdoor firplace and barbeque (by using the safety gridle across the top as cooking area)
They have used bare terracotta brick to the base and over mantle arch, then rendered the upper and side areas in white.
It looks really homely and cosy and the dual use means less space is taken up on the terrace.
Good luck with yr design!
that sounds so nice. I'd love to see a picture. It's not something I've seen here either except for in magazines and usually the homes are southwestern style. I have seen walls here that are stucco with brick trim, so I think that might work.