Design by: Living Roofs, Inc.
Located just outside of Asheville, this contemporary residence demonstrates
sensitivity to the surrounding agrarian landscape and features numerous
green technologies including a geothermal field for heating and cooling,
rainwater catchment for irrigation and toilet fixture use, a tankless hot
water heater, and a green roof among others.
The green roof is located off the main floor of the home on top of the lower
guest wing and reaches out to mountain views. The green roof system chosen
is a semi-intensive built up system (6" growing medium depth) and is planted
with a variety of native and ornamental perennials and grasses to unify it
with the surrounding landscape. Plant species include Cerastium alpinum
lanatum, Oenothera berlanderi 'Siskiyou', Talinum calycinum, Thymus praecox
'Pink Chintz', Stachys byzantina 'Lambs Ear Silver Carpet', Festuca glauca
'Elijah Blue', Sporobolus heterolepis, Campanula rotundifolia 'Olympica'.
The green roof will be accessible to the owner and guests. Installation was
completed in late August 2009.