Get the Look: Trestle Homes’ Residential Rooftop Retreat

Re-create the look of Trestle Homes’ rooftop retreat with these regional, national, and international suppliers

Photo by Spacecrafting

Mornings are a breeze when you’re Trestle Homes’ owner Peter Crain, who wakes up to an eco-friendly green roof and peaceful patio without lifting his head from the pillow. Just beyond a set of double doors in the second-level primary bedroom, the outdoor oasis awaits— designed to not only capture runoff and lower the temperature of what would otherwise be a hot, flat roof, but also bring a bout of beauty to Minneapolis’ Fulton neighborhood. Here, a sea of pre-planted trays filled with hardy, pollinator-loving sedum plants makes morning coffee on the rooftop an experience worth climbing out of bed for.

Skylight Window

VELUX Commercial structural skylight, VELUX Commercial,


Mbrico porcelain decking system, Minnesota Tile & Stone,; installed by Trestle Homes,


Powder-coated steel railing, Bauer Metal,

Rooftop Plantings

Sedum selected in a rich tapestry of colors, Bachman’s,

Rug, Seating, and Furnishings

Available through InUnison Design,

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