Before / After: A summer lounge on the roofs of Paris

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A deckchair to enjoy the sun

Before / After: A summer lounge on the roofs of Paris

Having a roof terrace in Paris allows you to have a breathtaking view of the city. On the other hand, intimacy is not always there! However, all you need is a few tips supplemented by well-chosen plants to create a warm space while being out of sight. Landscaper Gaston Bintener answered the call of a Parisian couple to redevelop their roof terrace, which had been abandoned for a long time. The project ? Create an outdoor space hidden from neighbors in which it will be possible to have a snack and enjoy the sun with the family!

Bring cachet to the terrace

Before : There is nothing sadder than a neglected outdoor space: subject to bad weather and the vagaries of the weather, it generally deteriorates at high speed. When the owners of this large Parisian apartment call on landscaper Gaston Bintener, garden specialist urban, their terrace is in very poor condition. With its stone damaged by time and cracked on both sides, this 20m2 space is not welcoming. However, it has many assets that the owners wish to exploit: a breathtaking view of Paris, a Haussmannian aesthetic with timeless charm and beautiful rounded lines. Gaston Bintenerand his collaborators from the Paris Balcon agency organize a meeting to study the premises and submit to the couple a development proposal with several explanatory sketches. The owners want to separate the terrace into two very distinct spaces: one devoted to plants and the second transformed into a summer lounge.

After : After several weeks of work, the transformations are surprising! Gaston Bintener was able to take advantage of every square meter to redevelop the terrace in an aesthetic and functional way. The most important work consisted in laying the wood which now covers the ground of the roof terrace, under which hides an automatic sprinkler. The summer lounge area is now out of sight thanks to a very natural-looking plant hedge, which mixes shrubs and grasses. The garden furniture has been chosen in very classic lines to harmonize with the Haussmann style of the terrace: two armchairs, a small coffee table and a deckchair in beige tones form an ideal set for resting and drinking a refreshment in the sun. .

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