An exquisite rooftop provides 360-degree views of the lavish Montecito, Calif., property. The climate allows the rooftop to be enjoyed year round, while the expansive space provides the perfect setting for events.
Overlooking a stunning view of the city, this contemporary rooftop patio feels like an urban oasis. Plush neutral cushions top the black wicker furniture, and simple wooden planters add some greenery to the space.
A new entrance from the stairs gives this Brooklyn rooftop a clean, industrial look that is reflected in the straight-lined wood and metal furnishings. The gray and umber palette blends with the urban surroundings and creates a serene spot to relax.
This outdoor terrace and living room has a spectacular view of National Harbor, Alexandria, Virginia and Washington, DC. Live trees, fountain grass and small displays of succulents bring life and greenery to the space. Bold, colorful fabric is used for cushions on a traditional outdoor settee and chairs. A floral indoor-outdoor rug is the centerpiece of the furniture grouping.
A modern roof deck overlooks a hilly desert landscape, and a small container garden houses native plants. Because the homeowner is a professor of environmental studies, the house is a teaching tool and example to his students of sustainable architecture. The home runs on solar power, recycles gray water and captures rain water in cisterns.