Contemporary planters of zinc and polyurethane hold traditional plantings such as boxwood, along with a colorful display of massed annual plantings.
McKinnon & Harris produces cast aluminum furniture of such high quality it lasts decades and is passed down through generations. Custom cushions add subdued pops of color.
Massive privacy hedge of evergreens and plums slows the lake breezes and creates a more intimate feel on the terrace.
Lake Shore Drive boasts some of the most magnificent views available of downtown Chicago and the Lake Michigan shoreline, and our clients wanted to take advantage of this amazing location with a functional, restrained rooftop garden to complement their classical-style 9th floor penthouse We began with a floating ivory porcelain tile deck, then added Domani zinc planter boxes filled with evergreens and grasses for structure and movement. Annual flowers and boxwoods followed. A DCS grill came along. Finally, lounge seating, colorful custom cushions and a formal dining setting from McKinnon & Harris rounded out the scene.
In the evening, the terrace is transformed by landscape lighting and the ambient glow from the Drive below. The Chicago skyline sparkles. And the stage is set for memorable moments.