Simple sculpture

Outdoor fireplaces

Nicki and Peter Moffat's outdoor fireplace rises from the back of a patio shaded by a tall Chinese elm. At night the graceful mantle of leaves becomes a gilded dome in the reflected firelight. A spark-arresting screen caps the chimney.

DESIGN: Nicki Moffat, Palo Alto, CA (650/493-8899, ext. 15)