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Fireplaces Spark Charming Warmth and Elegance

Fireplaces add luxurious warmth and inviting style both inside the home and outside, too. 

“Our homebuyers in the Southwest but also nationwide love outdoor living spaces,” reports Toll Brothers, the nation’s leading builder of luxury homes.  “And, they enjoy the dramatic design statement and added elegance that fireplaces bring to courtyards, verandas and poolside patios.  Sometimes the outdoor fireplace creates a focal point for landscaping design.”

Entry courtyards are quickly becoming the new front porches.  From towering, natural stone fireplaces to cozy, accent niches, a crackling fire welcomes guests even before they step through the front door.  An eye-catching glow and the scent of mesquite chips invite strolling neighbors to stop by and visit.

Paying homage to their Southwestern heritage, interior courtyards bring Old World charm into the very heart of a home.  Fireplaces in these personal retreats draw individuals to relish moments of reflective solitude while family and guests delight in the charisma of a private place to party.

A fireplace on the veranda or covered patio also enhances the space’s entertaining atmosphere.  A cheery flame seems to warm up any social gathering.  And, nowhere is this fiery feature more dramatic than poolside.  Whether it is a roaring fire pit or classic chimney structure, a backyard fireplace takes the chill away from early and late season swims and makes every outdoor celebration special.

Indoors, romance is sparked by fireplaces in the master bedroom, private master retreats and especially the bath.  To double the magical effect, stunning fireplaces are situated between two rooms so that the enchanting atmosphere is shared.

A great room with a fireplace is truly a place to make warm memories.  Whether there’s a special occasion or another wonderful family gathering, a hearth adds a distinctive feeling of traditional comfort.

What could be more classically elegant than a fireplace in the library?  Sipping a hot toddy by a glowing fire is every book lover’s dream.

To set a mood and warm the spirit, fireplaces add a welcoming attraction and dramatic style to every home.


Toll Brothers is the nation's leading builder of luxury homes, serving both move-up and empty nester buyers.  Toll Brothers currently builds in 20 states.  The company is the only public home builder to have won all three of the industry's highest honors: America's Best Builder from the National Association of Home Builders, the National Housing Quality Award and National Builder of the Year.  For more information visit


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