LARGE TRIBECA ROOF GARDEN
In the Tribeca Neighborhood of New York City we created an exuberant roof garden design for a fabulous family.
A 2,000 sq. ft. roof terrace in Tribeca had deteriorated and the client requested we improve their space by rebuilding the trex deck, reprogramming the space, redesigning the plantings with edibles, natives and an orchestration of perennials. As an extension to the loft-like home, this garden boasts multiple “open outdoor rooms". At the center of the design, just outside of the bulkhead entrance is dining for 12, and a sculptural ‘Nestrest’ lounger for the kids. A kitchen at the southern edge contains a grill, sink and refrigerator with counter space and generous storage. Adjacent to this is a ‘potager’ (kitchen garden) w. apple trees, plum and blueberry shrubs, alpine strawberries, and countless herbs. Artist John Clement’s brilliant yellow sculpture creates a focal point as one transitions through birch trees to the north garden, stepping down to a lower level where a large lounging space under an oversize pergola faces west experiencing evening sunsets. Native trees, grasses and perennials in low weight aluminum planters create the architecture, helping to define the spaces.