As a child I had a stone fireplace in the backyard. We would cook everything from hotdogs and squirrels to lobsters and clams. I always planned on having one in my own backyard some day.
Well that day came when I moved out of my parents’ house, after a short stint of living there after college. You’ll have to wait to see the disaster I purchased, because I envisioned a great backyard.
The fireplace needed to be inviting, able to warm a small area and cook a large variety of food. I wanted an old world appearance with the look of a pizza oven with the versatility of a barbeque pit.
The fireplace you see is both a retaining wall and fence blocking the view of the neighbors creating a quaint courtyard with an Urban-European flare. The materials were entirely salvaged, even 75% of the cement used. Clay, Cement, and stone combine for simplicity and a couple aching backs.