We're very envious of anyone in New York City with access to a roof top retreat. This group of Flickr photos from Jwilly features sixteen super-fancy roof top escapes...
The Flickr group is called Rich People Rooftops NYC — check it out. Via: materialicio.us.
Pics: Justin Williams
The first one looks like a little farm
OMG! I want one!
Beautiful photos. I can see many of these rooftops from my office building in SoHo and gaze at them longingly.I can tell you that some of the topless and sometimes naked sunbathers on these roofs cause quite the stir in the office, too!
LOL, I LOVE the title!
i saw this a few days ago and was pretty impressed...but altogether pissy because really, it's just not fair!! ;)
Apparently there are a lot of rooftop and terrace gardens in Manhattan. I met someone once whose business was to maintain rooftop gardens and terraces. He wasn't rich, but he made a good living from it.
Those photos are so vibratized they look like drawings.
I saw one years ago where a whole house (with porch, etc.) was built on the roof. Anyone know where that was? I can't remember what neighborhood we were in. Perhaps many rich people have done that anyway ;-)
ridge van winkle...there is one on the northwest corner of 1st Street and 1st Avenue and one on top of the Kiehl's building at 13th Street and 3rd Avenue....both links are to posts on curbed where they have even more examples...
Aaron, thanks! It's the 3rd Avenue one I saw. I almost said somewhere east of gramercy or union square, but I wasn't sure.
Rooftop garden in the city is #1 on my list of dream home items.
In my experience, such well landscaped, well used, and well done rooftops are the rare exception rather than the rule.I live on a 25th floor on the Upper West Side, and look down on a good number of private rooftops and terraces. Only one, perhaps two, have aesthetically pleasing landscaping. All the other private spaces are wasted, with only furniture that's never used, scraggly plants in mismatched and misplaced pots, or nothing at all. The common rooftops of the large co-op buildings I see do better with landscaping.In a certain sense the people who have the private spaces really don't deserve them if they're not going to spend the money to do their outdoor spaces right...
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