My Houzz: Joyful, Earth-Conscious Home in VermontContemporary Porch, Boston

photo by Mary Prince © 2012 Houzz

This is an example of a contemporary porch design in Boston. —  Houzz
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laurafenton
The Home Editor: City & Small Space Consulting added this to Rooting for Indoor TreesMar 13, 2012

In an extreme example of bringing the outdoors in, this Vermont home was built around a green ash tree. A rubber membrane around the tree at the ceiling allows room for the tree’s growth while keeping water out.

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Mary Prince Photography added this to My Houzz: Joyful, Earth-Conscious Home in VermontFeb 13, 2012

The solar-heated garden room stays above freezing in winter and reaches up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. It features a winter fish pond (fish and plants return to the outdoor pond in the summer), a green ash tree growing through the roof, a wooden deck floor with earth underneath, and a rock in the floor (symbiotic with the tree). The home was built, symbolically, around the green ash tree. A rubber membrane around the tree at the ceiling keeps water and air out and allows room for the tree’s growth. The room opens to the outdoor pond and a stone patio by Montgomery's studio.

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heathermcclintock added this to heather mcclintock's InspirationApr 19, 2015

Indoor/outdoor plants for paint studio...?!?

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John Rowley added this to john_rowley70's ideasApr 17, 2015

I want to build s garden proect with a large tree growing out the roof

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