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Modern Homes with Striking Green Roofs

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Green roofs can be a challenging proposition: they add extra weight to a house, thereby requiring a robust and expensive structure. The roof itself must be carefully protected against water leakage. However, the reward is unique: the idea that your dwelling replaces the earth it takes up and cohabitates with nature better than most.

Rian and Melissa Jorgensen's 2 Bar House in Menlo Park boasts all the usual green design suspects: energy-efficient...
Architect Konieczny lifted the existing ground and wrapped it around the roof and exterior rooftop staircase,...
The house is oriented to maximize views of the ocean and Edgartown to the west, and Nantucket and Cape Pogue Bay to the...
Just up a ladder is the green roof, which is planted with maintenance-free sedums and tall grasses near the patio that...
The deck, fashioned from ipe, was built around one of the property’s many granite outcroppings.
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