Rooftop Landscape Design

Create a private lounge and getaway right on your roof

From Concrete Jungle To Urban Oasis

Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you’re limited to a few boring flowerpots. You can still enjoy a full garden and a sunny terrace on a rooftop designed just for you.

A rooftop terrace gives you the best view of the city. When designed and built right, you can use it all year round. And the best thing about it is the privacy. You feel like you’re on top of the world, but nobody can see you. You can grow your own plants, lay in the sun, and have a fun time with your friends.

And if you’re the lucky owner of an apartment building, adding a rooftop terrace will instantly increase the place’s value, guaranteed.

That urban jungle doesn’t seem so gray anymore, does it?

Upgrades To Make The Most Out Of Your Rooftop

A rooftop terrace and landscape that you can actually use is a tricky thing to achieve. That’s where Steve’s design mastery and out-of-the-box solutions come into place.

We can help you not only make your rooftop beautiful but also user-friendly, and give it that wow effect that will leave your guests in awe.

Here are the most popular rooftop features and upgrades homeowners like you are getting:

How It Works

From Gray Concrete To Green Rooftop Oasis In 3 Easy Steps

If you’re longing to put that generous rooftop space to good use and breathe some life into it, we’re here to help. Over the past 35 years, Steve has reimagined hundreds of rooftops for important apartment buildings all over New York. Here’s how we make it work for you:

Step 1. Get In Touch With Us

When you’re ready to extend the fun to the roof, get in touch with us. Tell us how you want your roof to look and how you plan on using it. We’ll get back to you with a phone consultation to learn more about your ideas.

Step 2. Experience Steve’s Design Mastery

The most important phase of the entire project is the design. Every rooftop is different, so every project is custom-made for you. Steve will put his best ideas forward in a rooftop design that ensures your vision is achieved.

Step 3. Give Yourself A Daily Break

Enjoy having everyone over more often without being cramped inside. Soak in the view of the city from your now useful rooftop, while relaxing after a hectic day at work. Living in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy nature or a place to yourself.

Rooftop Landscape Design Prices

Designing and building a rooftop oasis is not as straightforward as designing a backyard. There are lots of things to consider, from co-op boards, neighbors, weight restrictions, traffic, logistics, and more. At Steve Griggs Design, we take care of all of that in a way that brings you the ultimate rooftop experience.

Basic Rooftop*


Simple design for smaller rooftops. Typically some nice lush planted containers that create a sense of serenity.

Average Rooftop*


Add a bit more of a wow! factor, with larger planters, some seating, more privacy, and an outdoor dining area.

High-End Rooftop*


Large rooftop with custom-built planters and automatic irrigation, outdoor heaters, kitchen or bar, outdoor furniture, and pavers.

*All prices are averages and may change depending on the size of the rooftop, the access points, the design, choice of materials and appliances, or other extras. You’ll receive an exact quote for your unique rooftop landscape after the in-house consultation. All prices include your custom design and the complete build.

Rooftop Landscape Design Portfolio

Over 100 rooftops redesigned. We can’t wait to help your landscape meet its potential.

But Don’t Just Take Our Word For It…

Here’s what happy homeowners like you say about our services:

“My bride and I never felt like we were being sold on something. Steve had our best interests at heart. He worked with the things we really like and that made sense. I never felt worked over. He really cares about what he does. It bleeds through; he can’t help but show it. When you work with someone like that, you’re inspired. This person is going to make something special-for you!”

Mike Lagana, Principal in a global tech and communication company

“We could see the roof of the garage in our building from our bedroom, and it was ugly. I interviewed other designers, got their proposals. My husband knows a lot of real estate people, and he knew someone who had someone they used for their business. When they opened their glossy corporate brochures with their preconceived ideas, I knew I was in trouble. They wanted to put too much in, and I knew that would take away from the space.

You need someone you can trust. I developed that trust quickly with Steve. When he says, “This is going to be expensive,” I know he’s not lying to me. But he’s not taking advantage of me. We agreed on what we were going to do, and then he did it.”

Carolyn Albstein

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