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24/7 Wall St.: Eight Amazing Home Amenities for the Rich

Fire and Water Feature

Location: Scottsdale, Ariz.
Home price: $5.1 million
Square footage: 6,198

Who says fire and water don’t mix? Picture a backyard with lovely views, a large infinity pool, a gazebo offering relief from the sun. At night, standing urns are lit with fire that reflect on the water and also provide warmth to the homeowners and their friends lounging around the pool. This backyard entertaining space may also include built-ins such as a wet bar, a grill — or even a pizza oven.

Morris’s architectural view: If you live in an urban setting, Morris recommends a chimney, even if you’re outdoors. But he cautions that “The problem with a fire pit is smoke always goes right where you’re sitting."

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