Manhattan Roof Terrace

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

This modern roof terrace in Chelsea sits atop a penthouse loft and was designed for outdoor living and entertaining from spring through fall. It features an extensive steel frame with walls, partitions and railings of sandblasted glass and perforated stainless steel panels. The elements include a heated and shaded pergola, granite and glass fountain as well as outdoor seating, kitchen and shower areas with an integrated sound system. The entire terrace with its reinforced concrete pavers is supported by an elevated structural steel platform. The plant palette was developed using mostly native species that are able to withstand the changing New York seasons. Japanese White Pine trees together with bayberry, holly, hydrangea and clematis, as well as lavender and rosemary, make for a hardy planting with varied texture and color. The furnishings were custom designed in the style of the French post-war modernists and their finishes and fabrics were coordinated with the cool grays and greens of the plantings.