Greenrrroof White House

For the First Pooch

Today is the historic presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, and as everyone knows, the Obamas are narrowing down their choices for their First Dog. In anticipation of this decision, Sustainable Pet Design (aka Greenrrroof) has designed an Obama Dog Home for the White House lawn.

According to Sustainable Pet Design, the Obama doghouse will be constructed from felled cedar trees from the 7th American president Andrew Jackson’s plantation, the Heritage. An interesting related fact is that Andrew Jackson was the first president to commission a greenhouse for the White House grounds.

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Front view of the Obama Dog Home showing the inscription, 'Summa Canum' (Latin for 'Top Dog') above the front door.

In addition to using reclaimed wood, the house would be constructed with the usual non-toxic Greeenrrroof materials – beeswax waterproofing and zero-VOC paints. And , of course, the vegetation for the green roof would be native Washington DC plants such as Fameflower, Shooting Stars, Sharp-lobed Hepatica and a variety of sedum.

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Rachel is an Chicago-based architect and LEED Accredited Professional. When she's not designing homes, she enjoys spending her free time traveling, gardening, and playing with her french bulldog.

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