Lake Toxaway, N.C.
Location: Lake Toxaway, NC
Date of Completion: Fall 2016
Green Roof System: Custom built-up
Size: 11,500 sqft
Plant Material: Perennials and grasses
Services Provided: Design, installation and maintenance
Architect: Platt Architecture
Awards: 2020 Award of Excellence for Small Scale Residential - Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
All roofs on the property include a green roof: the main house, guest house, and boat house. The main and guest house each have roofs designed to sustain native plant communities. This was acheived through a rigorous design process that includes warm and cool season grasses, perennials, and groundcovers. Aside from being a
beautiful amenity, the roofs reduce stormwater, cool the structures, and provide important wildlife and pollinator value in the form of food and habitat.