South End Roof Deck

Project Completion
June 2018

Location
Boston, MA

Building Type
Residential

ROOF DECK WITH A VIEW

Located in Boston's historic South End, this three-tiered roof deck adds 800 square feet of outdoor living and plant nursery space to the home. 

Recover designed and installed a hybrid roof deck connected by a wide staircase on two levels of the roof, in addition to custom wood details including a hand-crafted ship’s ladder, ipe and steel feature wall, ipe steps, and tree deck. Black powder-coated stainless steel railings with stainless cables create a secure balustrade that compliments the aesthetic of the home. Track lighting on top of the feature wall and underneath each step enable homeowners to enjoy the roof into the evening. 

Avid gardeners, the homeowners grow trees and shrubs from saplings on the upper-level tree deck for several years in order to donate the grown trees to local nonprofits. 

 View from the top. May 2015
 

Client Name
Private Client

Size
800 sq. ft.

Type
Roof Deck

Roof Deck Design
Recover Green Roofs

Architect
Lee Robert

General Contractor
Recover Green Roofs

Green Roof Components
Bison Pedestals

Waterproofing Membrane
EPDM (Dutelle Roofing)

Plants & Planters
By client



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