A green roof though is neither revolutionary nor is it anything incredibly complicated to work with. The idea has been around for more than half a century and for some reason or the other it has simply not caught on as much as it should have. But the last decade has seen a surge in green sustainable home design and with it interest in green roof designs has peaked.
For most of us it is the ground floor of our home that holds the entrance and the living area with the top level holding the bedrooms and other private spaces. But the Cliff Dwelling nestled on a steep cliff next to Lake Austin flips this floor plan to suit the specific needs of the site and it is the rooftop garden retreat and entrance that steal the show here.
The minimal design of the apartment was specifically created to ensure that clients who step into the space do not feel like walking into a home. Yet once the weekend rolls in or the sun sets on a long day the apartment can be turned into a cozy safe and wonderful living environment that is also welcoming.
A black and white kitchen with stone island and countertops occupies a corner on the top floor with a small living area and dining space situated next to it. A slim contemporary fireplace and a cozy reading nook complete this living zone that also overlooks the entrance below.
The open living area on the lower level with its exposed concrete walls high ceiling wooden accent wall behind the entertainment unit and the brick wall in the kitchen showcases plenty of contrast. The kitchen in the corner maximizes space even as the dining area ends up becoming the showstopper of this level.