Roof top Union-
The reward for climbing the five flights of stairs to this penthouse condominium is to climb yet another flight to the roof top escape, far from the street below. With stunning panoramic views of Boston, this roof top room and deck provides its owner an expanded living space for all seasons. A spiral stair leads to the newly constructed and expanded head house, opening to the green grass decking some fifty feet above Bostonís historic South End neighborhood. Clad in copper and synthetic slates, the head house provides a year round perch from which to peacefully view the surroundings. Good weather unites the space with the outdoors for summer cookouts and evening cocktails. Although small, this was a complex and expensive project. The entire rear portion of the existing home was re-constructed to facilitate this highly desirable feature. Several structural modifications were required including the installation of a 24 foot steel beam to support the roof top addition. Permitting the project was yet another lengthy process. A true team effort between contractor, engineer, owner and architect was required to achieve this exciting addition.
Contractor: DeBord Construction, Engineer: Roger Hobeika