August 2017

A Brief History of Terraces, from Ziggurats to Penthouses
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New York has (in our humble opinion) some of the best terraces in the world, but the city was *very* late to the terrace game—by multiple millennia! While people around the world have been building and using terraces for the...
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20 Ways to Design (and Maintain) a Safe Terrace
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A few months ago, our team had the opportunity to tour a remarkable terrace space custom-created in NoMad by NYC-based designer (and friend of TTE) David Nosanchuk. This terrace was one of the most thoughtfully-designed outdoor spaces we’ve seen in the...
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How to Create a Family-Friendly Rooftop Terrace
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We first found landscape designer Dima Rumiantcev’s work on Instagram (@dimastery), where he posts enticing snapshots of his projects around Brooklyn and Manhattan. Dima’s work with his Dimastery team is beautiful, functional, and low-maintenance—he strongly believes in creating outdoor spaces that are...
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Can I put a grill on my terrace? What about a fireplace?
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WHAT ARE THE FIRE CODE BASICS FOR GRILLS, BARBECUES AND FIREPLACES ON TERRACES? The NYC Fire Code regulates all flames, fireplaces, grills and barbecues in all boroughs, even in private dwellings and non-apartment homes (this includes townhouses and freestanding homes)....
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