Never underestimate the appeal of a well-designed hearth. Whether it’s a traditional brick or stone creation made for a cozy night in or an eye-catching open-air centerpiece, hearths, fireplaces and fire pits offer the perfect ambiance for relaxation and social connection. From Hollywood Hills to San Jose del Cabo, here are some designs that will be sure to spark your fancy. 


8066 Sunrise Loop, Park City 

Dreaming of a true mountain getaway? The rustically beautiful lodge-inspired interiors of 8066 Sunrise Loop creates at an atmosphere of total comfort. Represented by Charlie Taylor and Jake Doilney, this home is located in the prestigious Promontory Club and was designed by mountain-modern expert Mike Upwall. It sits on a plot of private acreage that provides panoramic views of the Uintah and Wasatch mountains from nearly every room—including the main level’s great room, which is anchored by a stunning stone fireplace. 


1820 Rising Glen, Los Angeles 

A striking, modern stone fireplace serves as the centerpiece for this 2,650-square-foot Hollywood Hills estate represented by James Harris and David Parnes. The single-level home offers epic, treetop-framed sunset views from its hillside perch. Kick back by the fire while taking in the lush, grassy backyard and pool—this is SoCal indoor-outdoor living at its finest. 


Casa Bahia Rocas, San Jose del Cabo

Ideally located on the most coveted stretches of beach in Los Cabos, Casa Bahia Rocas sits beside the famed One&Only Palmilla in the exclusive Villas Del Mar gated community. In addition to sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez from nearly every room, the estate—represented by Janet Jensen, Jessica Moreira and Lew Gallo—offers several sun-drenched terraces, an infinity-edge pool, two heated spas and a beach-side fire pit, which is the perfect place to soak in sunsets and catch glimpses of Manta rays and Humpback whales during their annual migration. 


Wymara Villa 5107, Providenciales 

Picture-perfect paradise awaits at this Turks & Caicos villa. Designed by Coast Architects and represented by Nieve O’Neill, Brendan O’Neill and Sean O’Neill, the villa is offered pre-construction (allowing purchasers to include their own personal touch). This spectacular creation boasts numerous areas specially crafted for peaceful reflection—in particular, a deck with a sunken fire pit and wraparound lounge, which overlooks the ocean and is seconds from the infinity-edge pool. 


Sunset Lounge at Puerta Cortés, La Paz 

Handcrafted cocktails, a toasty fire pit, views of the Sea of Cortez—these ingredients blend beautifully at the newly debuted Sunset Lounge at Puerta Cortés in La Paz, Mexico. It may not be inside an estate, but this new lounge at Puerta Cortés—a luxury resort development located on the Sea of Cortez—could easily become a cozy home away from home. Come grab a seat by the fire while high season in Mexico’s Southern Baja is in full swing. 


One&Only Mandarina, Riviera Nayarit 

Coming soon to One&Only Mandarina in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit—reservations are being accepted for its June 2020 grand opening—will be a fiery element steeped in history. Each evening as the sun dips below the ocean horizon, a fire will be lit at a circular pit located at the end of The Jetty, which stretches out over the sea beside The Jetty Beach Club. This nightly flame represents the center of a long-dormant volcano that helped shaped this scenic landscape in Mexico many years ago. Uniquely beautiful elements such as this are among the many reasons this resort has been generating heat—it was recently named one of the 40 Most Anticipated Luxury Hotel Openings for 2020 by Forbes.