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7 Green Roof Escapes Outside of Cities

These homes with planted roofs nestle into their country surroundings.
July 8, 2015
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Run-Down Row House in Boston Becomes a Quiet Urban Escape with Two Green Roofs

A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.
May 12, 2015
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Designing with Grass: 7 Green Roofs We Love

Take a walk on the wild side with these seven living roofs.
April 20, 2015
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A Prairie Escape Embraces the Landscape with a Green Roof

Crowned with a glass observatory, this scenic Wisconsin home commands panoramic views of the surrounding grasslands.
April 19, 2015
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7 One-of-a-Kind Rooflines

An A-frame could never contain all the personality these buildings have to offer. From jigsaws to zig-zags, these are seven unique rooflines we love.
March 5, 2015
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7 Tips for Planting a Green Roof

Quit daydreaming about owning a rooftop garden and get down to brass tacks. These seven green roofing tips will provide all the inspiration you need.
March 4, 2015
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Psst! Follow Us Down These 5 Secret Passages

Remember when you were a kid and you'd knock on walls trying to uncover hidden staircases? Of course, you do. These five homes make good on that childhood dream with carefully-concealed private spaces.
February 19, 2015
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How To: Green Your Roof

No matter the month, it's never too cold or too early to start planning for major eco-impact. From urban rooftop gardens to living surfaces that help homeowners save on energy costs, here you'll find plenty of ideas for the final (green) frontier: the green roof.
December 2, 2013
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Sneak Peek: Green Rooftop Deck in North Dakota

In our October issue (on newsstands September 10), we tour developer Doug Burgum's green rooftop deck filed with local grasses and plants, LED-illuminated privacy screens, and a natural-gas fireplace. Stay tuned by checking back on September 5 for a better view!
September 1, 2013
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