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Modern Homes with Expansive Green Roofs

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More than a visual statement of green-ness, these roofs provide extra insulation and—more importantly in cities—water retention that can attenuate flooding.

At over 500 square feet, the house’s green roof may be its most powerful—and most expensive—environmental statement. It…
The backyard sports a sequence of raised flower and vegetable beds and two green roofs—one atop the workshop and other…
Crowned with a glass observatory, this scenic Wisconsin home commands panoramic views of the surrounding grasslands.
A small, single-story addition to the row house adds a playroom without eating up too much outdoor space. A green roof…
The sedum plantings come from nearby Emory Knoll Farms, the only nursery in North America to focus solely on…
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