Another take on the outdoor kitchen idea. Not sure I would ever have a big gas range outside, but I love the rock and wood together. If you build a fireplace, have it in a place where people can gather round, not off in some inaccessible corner.
A stucco-finish fireplace adds textural interest to this outdoor gathering space. The smooth fireplace surround expertly contrasts the brick siding and columns as well as the rough-cut stone flooring and metal ceiling treatment./