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Video & Project of the Week for September 8, 2014: Private Lake Toxaway, NC Residence Green Roof

on September 10, 2014 at 2:27 pm under Project of the Week: 9/08/14

Private Lake Toxaway, NC Residence Green Roof
Lake Toxaway, NC, USA
3,959 sf. Greenroof


Project Description & Details

Situated in the Appalachian Mountains in the western region of the state, Lake Toxaway is the largest private lake in North Carolina. Known for its natural beauty, the picturesque area has a long history as a summertime haven for the well-to-do. A Nashville couple were clear on just what they desired – and equally adamant about what they did not want – for their new seasonal home on the lake.

Inspired by the site’s natural beauty, Platt Architecture helped the homeowners build their rustic contemporary dream home. They designed a home that would be both elegant and casual, and blend into the narrow and steep site which drops down from the road to the lake. Designed and installed by Living Roofs, Inc., a green roof system was needed that would accommodate the slope. The XF 301+2XT assembly from Xero Flor America was selected with supplemental soil stabilization. The grid was filled with two inches of growing medium before rolling out the pre-vegetated green roof mats containing a six-species plant palette. Plants were selected that would do well in the cool, wet mountain climate up at the 3,000-foot elevation of Lake Toxaway. The home’s long roofline is visible from the road and driveway and the green roof helps nestle it into the serene setting on a mountain lake.

Read much more about the Private Lake Toxaway, NC Residence Green Roof Project of the Week in the September Guest Feature Article Green Roof Complements, Completes Seasonal Lakefront Home in the Mountains of Western North Carolina by David Aquilina.

Year: 2012
Owner: Private
Location: Lake Toxaway, NC, USA
Building Type: Single-Family Residential
Type: Extensive
System: Single Source Provider
Size: 3,959 sq.ft.
Slope: 14%
Access: Inaccessible, Private


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Platt Architecture, PA
General Contractor: Holbrook and Nichols Construction
Roofing Contractor: The Bonitz Company of Carolina-Tennessee, Inc.
Green Roof Consultant, Installation and Maintenance: Emilio Ancaya, Living Roofs, Inc.
Green Roof Manufacturer: Xero Flor America
Green Roof System: XFA System: XF 301+2XT with supplemental soil stabilization
Roof Components / Waterproofing System: Johns Manville 080 TPO
Slope Stabilization: Two-inch Slope Stabilization Grid (SSG) with TerraCell 140
Irrigation: Hunter Industries MP Rotators

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