REFINED ROOF TERRACE
This South-West London roof terrace has been transformed into a refined retreat for our client, with gorgeous curves complimenting the elegant restraint of the planting. By installing bespoke wrought iron railings, and copper planters designed in house by Ann-Marie Powell we have created a truly unique space, perfect for enjoying the views.
The warm tones and organic shapes of our custom-designed copper planters are beautifully offset by a green living wall of ferns. Glossy-leaved Asplenium scolopendrium combine with the textured fronds of Blechnum penna-marina to form an evergreen backdrop to the seating area. Here on the bespoke Gaze Burvill oak curved benches our client can enjoy wonderful extended views towards Wimbledon and Central London.
Creating a new roof terrace always presents logistical difficulties, but we love to turn a challenge into an opportunity! Innovative design solutions include using a pedestal system to lay the paving securely, and precise construction calculations ensure our beautiful new structures are fully load bearing. An automated green wall system was designed in house by our team to clothe the buildings walls and visually tie garden and home together.
Striking, architectural planting including Zantedeschia aethopica ‘Green Goddess’, Tulipa ‘Spring Green’, and Pittosporum tobira ‘Nanum’ create a pared down, contemporary scheme. Trailing fronds of ivy soften the vertical lines of the railings, while height is introduced with beautiful multi-stemmed azaleas framing the doors. Their late spring blossom is echoed by the delicate white flowers of Gillenia trifolata, creating a restful and calm environment for our client to enjoy.