These terraces lend themselves best to morning coffee or wine at sunset


One thing we notice when our client’s rooftops and terraces rise up 10, 20, 30 or more stories above street level.  It’s…quiet.  

Well, quieter.  Sure, there’s the occasional wail of a siren, or a jet overhead, but largely the sounds of the city drift away to become a distant murmur. It’s serene.

Our clients’ home in Streeterville’s hot 9 W. Walton building features a main covered terrace and two open terraces on three sides of a high floor.  We kept the views on all sides open to take advantage of the fantastic view downtown and to the outer edges of the city. Our main terrace work consisted of lots of planters and seasonally rotated flowers and evergreens, and a built-in grill at one end.  Toe-kick lighting on the planters pops on at dusk, matching the interior light and casting a low glow over the entire space.

On the two side terraces, more plantings mix with synthetic turf, landscape lighting on small trees, and casual furniture.  Views are spectacular. These terraces lend themselves best to morning coffee or wine at sunset, and the walls take on a burnished glow as evening descends.

And if our lucky clients need a bit more action occasionally?  There are always the humming streets far below…