Gallery: Manhattan Apartment Meets Garden Escape

Mr. Blesso's rooftop garden

Two years ago, Matt Blesso, a real estate developer, bought a 3,100 sq ft apartment in lower Manhattan.  He dreamed of  an apartment with beautiful rooftop gardens, and wanted to be surrounded by nature even in the heart of the city. Not having much of a green thumb as a real estate mogul, he turned his apartment over to two Yale professors. The duo was comprised of Joel Sanders, the architect, and Diana Balmori, the landscape architect, who teach a course together called Interface, all about uniting architecture and landscape design.

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  1. Amberfreda July 5, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Beautiful photos! Your readers may enjoy seeing more photos of Manhattan roof gardens on my site, and can read my tips and ideas on urban gardening on my blog,

    Enjoy and happy gardening!
    -Amber Freda

  2. Decojournal October 7, 2008 at 6:20 pm

    Architecture or not, taking a shower in your made up garden on the rooftop of a building is not bad at all! 😉


  3. organicgrid October 5, 2008 at 4:55 am

    I must say, this is a pretty ugly attempt at landscape architecture! The Yale professors should stick to teaching, enough said!

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