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Green Rooftop Cottage in Manhattan

Located high above Manhattan’s concrete jungle, lies this rooftop cottage.

At the top of a 6-story building is a small cottage surrounded by flowering rose bushes, lilies, lavender, cactus plants and even a small maple tree.

The owner, David Puchkoff, lives here with his wife and daughter.

Puchkoff says, “A main advantage to living in a rooftop garden cottage is the morning doves, woodpeckers and bees that bring life and nature up above. Making living in a large busy city more delightful.” Please enjoy the photos and video below. Thank you!

Green Rooftop Cottage in Manhattan

rooftop garden oasis

Images © George Steinmetz

rooftop cottage

Images © George Steinmetz

VIDEO: Rooftop Garden Cottage Interview


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Andrea has lived simply in small spaces for more than 7 years and enjoys sharing her space saving (and space multiplying) tips from experience.

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  • Avatar Frank Rodrigues July 2, 2015, 10:14 am

    That place is awesome !
    If I were to ever live in Boston again, that would be the way to go !
    It’s so sweet !!!

  • Avatar Cyn Raper July 2, 2015, 10:30 am

    When your daughter moves out and goes to college, I call first dibs on her room!! Your rooftop cottage is FAB-U-LOUS!

  • Avatar SteveDenver July 2, 2015, 2:11 pm

    When I was a kid in the 1970s, there was an ad with a log cabin surrounded by lush greenery and as the camera pulled back it was on top of a high-rise. This comes pretty close to that slice of heaven in the midst of the city. I love this home. How fortunate to have space and garden in the midst of the concrete crush.

  • Avatar Andrea Hardy July 2, 2015, 2:33 pm

    wow! didn’t think this was real! i remember seeing the pictures, but honestly i thought they were photoshopped! would’ve liked to see pictures of the inside of the cottage though

  • Avatar Karen R July 2, 2015, 2:34 pm

    Love this!!

  • Avatar Donna July 3, 2015, 12:44 am

    The only thing wrong with this cottage is that it’s not here in Texas, lol.

  • Avatar Bev July 3, 2015, 1:35 am

    Please give us more pics including the street and building it is on. Wow!

    • Avatar Alex July 3, 2015, 9:10 am

      Will try! 🙂

  • Avatar Rue July 3, 2015, 1:58 am

    No escape from weeds, even up there! Good thing he enjoys weeding. 😉

    I already think green roofs are a great idea; but putting a small or tiny house up there is an even better one. They must get awesome views up there, along with the presence of nature.

  • Avatar Susan O'Malley July 3, 2015, 10:42 am

    Love it. But there are no details as to how this came about. What is the real estate side of this? Cost?

  • Avatar Dee July 3, 2015, 5:22 pm

    Not really a cottage, more an extension of their loft apartment which is on the top floor of the building. Article about the apartment from the NY Times in 2006.

  • Avatar Susanne July 8, 2015, 1:57 am

    I have seen rooftop gardens before but not a traditional house placed on top of a building! I also would have thought it was photo shopped.

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