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Backyard Fireplace

A romantic urban patio mimics a traditional great room.

Toronto interior designer Sharon Mimran took a formal approach when designing this ethanol-burning fireplace in her own backyard.  "I wanted the exterior to look as if it were a part of the interior design. All of the elements I used inside the house — mouldings, panelling, mirrors — I used in the yard," she explains. A weatherproof faux-limestone resin mantel stands up to harsh weather. Take a video tour through Sharon Mimran's home.

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