When thinking about upgrading my own firepit which is shown next to my hot tub, I went looking through a 1967 Sunset Landscaping book. The top three pictures show firepits from the 1960's. I think one of those would be fun and a little more retro. Even if I don't upgrade my existing one, I might build a new one outside my patio. Firepits popular since the 1960's. Everything old is new again.