Let it glow! There’s nothing quite like the rustic appeal of a cozy outdoor fire pit. And while some of the most beautiful versions appear on sprawling properties outside the city, there are secret stunners to be found within the five boroughs as well.
Below, ten S’mores-worthy fire pits that will light up your life.
1203 Glasco Turnpike
A true rustic beauty, this lofty 2,500-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is the perfect place to host dinners for houseguests, with a massive gourmet chef’s kitchen. But the real magic is outside, on the nearly 4-acre property which has sweeping mountain views, a spring-fed pond and a fancy fire pit for intimate gatherings under the stars. This property even has income potential: It’s currently a popular Airbnb spot for weddings, family reunions and city dwellers looking for a woodland respite.
Sharon Breslau, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, 845-901-6978
870 Millstone Road
With a fire pit located on the deck right outside the sleek, modern kitchen, this three-bedroom, three-bathroom Hamptons home is an ideal pick for anyone who loves outdoor entertaining. A heated in-ground pool only adds to the charm. When the party moves inside, modern luxuries like a state-of-the-art entertainment system, a built-in wine cooler and refrigerated beverage drawers are sure to impress even the most discriminating visitors.
John Scott “JT” Thomas, Halstead Real Estate, 917-693-0942
Upper Brookville, NY
153 Lawn Lane
A group of eight can sit comfortably around this sunken fire pit, which sits on a stunning 2-acre property. The house — a stately Colonial, built in 1964 — has five bedrooms and four bathrooms, including an opulent master bath with a soaker tub and walk-in shower. And the home actually boasts two kitchens: one inside, and another outdoors, complete with a gas-hookup for al fresco food prep.
Kattie Cuddeback, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, 516-238-9919
355 Pacific St.
A recently renovated beauty, this brownstone sits in Boerum Hill’s tree-lined Historic District. The four-bedroom, three-bath’s grand parlor, which can fit up to 60 people, features soaring 11-foot ceilings and southern-facing windows. But the townhouse’s best-kept secret is on the ground floor: a lush, fenced-in yard complete with a stylish fire pit, perfect for escaping the hustle and bustle of city life.
Mark Jovanovic, Compass, 646-320-4667
136 Parsonage Road
Built in 2015, this nearly 8,000-square-foot home has it all: six bedrooms and six bathrooms, a classic billiards room, a home theater, a three-car garage and a well-equipped gym. And that doesn’t even include the guest house, which sits off the pool and mimics the main structure in color and design. With a tennis court, pond and a fire pit on the 2.6-acre compound, it is a sumptuous suburban retreat.
Joseph Barbieri, Sotheby’s International Realty, 203-940-2025
1 Southampton Hills Court
This tranquil 1.84-acre property is near the ocean, and brushes up against over 100 acres of woodland reserve. What better way is there to enjoy the exceptionally quiet, private surrounds than to relax around a marble fire pit, with built-in banquette seating that fits up to 20 guests! The seven-bedroom, 8½-bath home boasts two separate master suites, which means that even more comfort and solitude is close at hand.
Dawn Bodenchak, Sotheby’s International Realty, 646-382-4055
667 Oak Tree Road
This chic, freshly updated 1857 farmhouse, known locally as the “Denike House,” sits in the highly coveted hamlet of Palisades, and is commutable from the city by car. The airy and bright five-bedroom, 5,000-square-foot abode is filled with modern design flourishes, such as 2-inch marble counters, reclaimed antique wood floors, barn beams and painted shiplap walls. It also has a whopping four interior fireplaces, as well as an expansive outdoor fire pit for cozy gatherings under the night sky.
Richard Ellis and Brandon Wagoner, Ellis Sotheby’s International Realty, 845-353-4250
42 Jagger Lane
Nature lovers, rejoice! This four-bedroom, 2½ bath contemporary comes with 1.3 bucolic acres of land, and is nestled next to the town’s protected wooded area, which means it will remain development-free. The home’s backyard includes a stone dining patio, with an attractive pergola, making it the perfect spot for warm-weather soirees. There’s also a chic fire pit next to the pool, as well as a basketball court and a clay tennis court on the property.
Maria Cunneen, Compass, 631-445-7890
3 Conklin Lane
A quick 15 miles from New York City, this fully loaded estate sits at the end of a tree-lined cul-de-sac, making it a dream home for city defectors looking for privacy — and space. The six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home includes cushy features such as a private screening room and a game room with a red felt pool table. The design of a stately cobblestone driveway repeats in the stone work around the pool, as well as in the staging area for the sunken fire pit.
Eddie Perez, Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty, 201-344-2886
Pats Road Extension
Located just two hours from New York City, this four-bedroom, four-bath Hudson Valley farmhouse has all the trappings of a luxe country retreat. From a rocking-chair-worthy front porch on the enormous, 66-acre property, a resident can take in stunning mountain and valley views. Relax by the pool, in a hammock, or by a sweet in-ground stone fire pit for some quiet evening contemplation.
Nancy Felcetto, Halstead Real Estate, 917-348-4866