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15 Modern Roof Terrace Designs Featuring Breathtaking Views

Roof terraces are one of the most beautiful features in a house. Of course, they can also be included as an architectural element in the case of certain styles. For example, most modern and contemporary houses have roof terraces and that’s because they almost always have flat roofs. It’s very easy to transform a flat roof into a beautiful terrace. You just need some outdoor furniture and you get a wonderful place to spend summer days in.

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Protective walls offer privacy and make the atmosphere more feel more relaxing

There are several different types of roof terraces. Green roof terraces are very popular and it’s easy to recognize them because of the grass and vegetation. They are in fact a combination between a roof terrace and a roof garden. If you want, you can use fake grass on the floor and actual plants as decorations. In either case, the atmosphere is the most important element.

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A minimalist roof terrace featuring bright-colored furniture
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The wood adds warmth to this industrial-style roof terrace
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A vintage-style roof terrace with expansive views of the city
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The wooden flooring gives the roof terrace a more inviting appearance
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The views from this roof terrace are wonderful and make the whole house feel beautiful
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Modern roof terraces often feature simple and comfortable furniture
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A green roof terrace with lounge chairs, perfect for relaxation on a sunny day
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A modern roof terrace from where you can admire the busy city and the panoramas
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For a truly relaxing roof terrace, add a Jacuzzi and a fireplace
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Spectacular roof terrace with pool and expansive views over the city
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The perfect combination of green elements for a relaxing and calm décor
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A strongly contemporary roof terrace defined by asymmetrical lines and sculptural forms
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A spacious roof terrace with a cozy alcove hidden from unwanted views
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An apartment with a roof terrace with a wonderful acquisition regardless of the location

In the case of roof terraces, it’s not always about the layout or design but mostly about the views. They usually offer panoramic views over the surrounding area, the landscape and the city. In the case of houses that are situated in more secluded areas, the roof terrace is the place from where you can admire the true beauty of the landscape. But let’s get back to the elements related to the design of the terrace. We have selected a few very stylish examples showcasing different types of design and décor.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15.

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Posted in Outdoor on March 1, 2013

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