Rooftop SaunaScandinavian Deck, Minneapolis

The industrious clients came to us with dreams of a new garage structure to provide a home for all of their passions. The design came together around a three car garage with room for a micro-brewery, workshop and bicycle storage – all attached to the house via a new three season porch – and a native prairie landscape and sauna structure on the roof.

Designed by Jody McGuire
Photographed by Corey Gaffer

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mariannel
Marianne Lipanovich added this to A Sauna and a Native Meadow Garden Elevate a Minnesota RooftopMay 24, 2019

Petty says the owners came to Omni with a clear vision for their garden: “They wanted to tap into regional and native plants and wanted to feel a connection with where they lived.” The plants used are a mix of those on the homeowners’ wish list and other native plantings that would thrive in the rooftop space. These include ornamental grasses such as blue joint grass (Calamagrostis canadensis), Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), Muskingum sedge (Carex muskingumensis) and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum).Other plantings include orange coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida), butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), longbract wild indigo (Baptisia bracteata), whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata), red columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides), whorled mountain mint (Pycnanthemum verticillatum), nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum) and Short’s aster (Symphyotrichum shortii). “These plants are extraordinarily hardy,” Petty says. “They have to be, given the extremes of the region.”He adds that these plants also have a lot more winter interest and structure than other, more herbaceous plant choices. “This is important in a region in which winter makes up around half the year, or so it seems,” he says.Learn how to grow plants native to your region

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shimrockmj1
Michelle added this to shimrockmj1's ideasAug 8, 2019

sauna and meadow on a roof?? haha and yes

suestefko
Sue Stefko added this to Landscape IdeasJul 21, 2019

rooftop sauna and wildflower garden The plants used are a mix of those on the homeowners’ wish list and other native plantings that would thrive in the rooftop space. These include ornamental grasses such as blue joint grass (Calamagrostis canadensis), Indian grass (Sorghastrum nutans), Muskingum sedge (Carex muskingumensis) and switchgrass (Panicum virgatum). Other plantings include orange coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida), butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa), longbract wild indigo (Baptisia bracteata), whorled milkweed (Asclepias verticillata), red columbine (Aquilegia canadensis), smooth oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides), whorled mountain mint (Pycnanthemum verticillatum), nodding wild onion (Allium cernuum) and Short’s aster (Symphyotrichum shortii). “These plants are extraordinarily hardy,” Petty says. “They have to be, given the extremes of the region.”

v_beland
v_beland added this to Projet FuturJul 17, 2019

Intéressant rangement avec galerie et côté en béton.

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