Greenwich Village Townhouse

On the sunny rooftop of this elegant townhouse, a bosque of Tupelo trees creates a canopy that protects the delicate woodland-inspired planting nestled amongst their roots. Native Heuchera, Epimedium, Solomon Seal and Rodgersia fill the beds that surround the central water element. Nearby, Boston Ivy, Wisteria and Spring and Autumn flowering Clematis all compete to create a natural and ever-changing green wall, that clings to a screen designed to conceal mechanical equipment.
a tree emerges from the planters surrounding the roof terrace's built in seating
A detail os plants and flowers on the roof terrace
A view of the seating area around the roof terrace pond with views of adjacent buildings
A detail of plants above the roof terrace's furniture
Surrounded by a collection of evergreen topiary, the rear garden is the ultimate backdrop for the home. The kitchen level adjoins a flexible lounging space with a long floating bench and integrated stairs. The upper level of the garden is designed to be viewed from above with a central reticulating pool of water. A Venus Dogwood tree announces the arrival of Spring while the brilliant yellow foliage of the Ancient Gingko signals the arrival of Autumn.
The rear gardens integrated stair and planters by an open glass door

Project Credits

Ike Kligerman Barkley Architect
Brad Ford Interior Designer
Flower Construction General Contractor
Nicholas Calcott Photographer
North Sea Air Videographer