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Johns Island Residence

Johns Island, S.C.

The first residential green roof in Charleston.


Location: Johns Island, SC

Date of Completion:  August 2007

Green Roof System:  Custom Built-Up

Size:  800 sqft

Plant Material:  Sedums and Perennials

Services Provided:  Design, Installation and Maintenance

Architect: Studio A Inc. Architecture

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Johns Island Residence

The new residence was designed to have as little impact on the surrounding landscape as possible. The home features an extensive green roof above the guest/pool house, visible and accessible from the master bedroom. An Ipe wood deck surrounds the green roof allowing 

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the homeowners to walk completely around it and use the space as a rooftop terrace. The green roof was planted with drought tolerant species of Allium, Euphorbia, Talinum, Sedum, and Delosperma. This is the first residential green roof in Charleston, SC.