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Cantrell Mountain

Brevard, N.C.

Sweeping valley views from a mountainside perch.


Location: Brevard, NC

Date of Completion:  May 2008

Green Roof System:  Xero Flor America

Size:  1,200 sqft

Plant Material:  Pre-Vegetated Sedum Mats

Services Provided:  Installation and Maintenance

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Cantrell Mountain

The new residence is tucked into a mountain side near Brevard, NC. It has a small footprint and is oriented to take advantage of spectacular views of Pisgah National Forest and Brevard. Among other green technologies, two extensive green roofs were incorporated into the

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design of the house to minimize its impact visually and environmentally. As a result, the home is not visible from a distance and is visually integrated into the site itself. Lightweight Xero Flor pre-vegetated mats were used to reduce the increased dead load and to provide an immediate green roof effect; 80% plant coverage at installation.