Architect Alex Gil and his wife, Claudia DeSimio, affixed a 750-square-foot addition to the roof of a 19th-century Williamsburg townhouse, transforming their cramped third-floor apartment into a modern duplex.
As part of a complete overhaul of indoor-outdoor gem in Los Angeles, architect Don Dimster pierced the roof with a glass box topping a new central stair.
From the glass observatory atop their scenic Wisconsin home, Chele Isaac and John Neis enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding prairie. “I think of it as kind of a tree house,” Isaac says of the room.
For a penthouse built atop a historic building in Vienna, the architects opted for lightweight steel skeleton construction. The living-dining area has sliding glass walls that open to the back terrace and pool.
Complete with wind turbines and easily maintained solar arrays, the rooftop garden at this eco-friendly home in Chicago practically hums with green energy.
The owners of this top-floor Tribeca loft navigated more than a year of red tape to get permission from the building’s co-op board to break through to the roof and add a terrace, master bedroom suite, and statement skylight.