Landscaping · October 10, 2021 0


They Built A Rooftop Garden And Lounge Area On This Home To Enjoy The Views Over Everything

A modern rooftop terrace with an Ipe wood deck, exterior lighting, a sofa, and wildflowers.


MYTO d’espaces vivants designer Martine Brisson and landscape architect Roxanne Miller have collaborated to create a rooftop garden and lounge area for this home in Montreal, Canada.

The flat roof of the home has been transformed into a space full of plant life, which measures in at 1965 square feet (182 sqm).


A modern rooftop terrace with an Ipe wood deck, exterior lighting, a sofa, and wildflowers.

The homeowner wanted a space that would be suitable for entertaining and would show off the view of the city and surrounding areas.

The contemporary rooftop design has a deck made of Ipe wood, a species known for its toughness, high density, and color.

A modern rooftop terrace with an Ipe wood deck, exterior lighting, a sofa, and wildflowers.

A set of wood-clad planters were designed to conceal the rooftop ventilation equipment, and in the winter, the wood elements are removed to prevent swelling.


Custom planters for a rooftop terrace.

To make sure the rooftop is safe, a low protective wall made of transparent glass encloses the entire perimeter.

A modern rooftop terrace with outdoor lighting and wildflowers.

The edge of the terrace is also bordered with colorful and somewhat unruly vegetation, including wildflowers.


A modern green roof with wildflowers.

Subtle minimalist lighting was chosen to light the terrace and showcase plants.

A modern rooftop terrace with outdoor lighting.

At night, the outdoor space has a warm, intimate, and relaxing ambiance.


A modern rooftop terrace with outdoor lighting.

Photography: Pierre Béland | Design Firm: MYTO design d’espaces vivants | Designer: Martine Brisson | Landscape Architect: Roxanne Miller