All Types

How to winterize your NYC terraced apartment – 8 tips to get ready ahead of time
||,
If you live in New York City, winterizing a home should be no stranger to you. But for some, it's easy to forget about the essentials when there's not much damage year after year. Still, neglecting the basics – or outright...
continue reading
What you should do and what you shouldn’t when purchasing a terrace in NYC
||,
Private outdoor space in New York City is a scarce commodity; the ability to step from your apartment outside onto a terrace that isn’t shared with your neighbors is a luxury.  However, we all know outdoor space means specialized maintenance....
continue reading
Top Tips for Buying and Managing Your First Investment Property
||,
Investing in a rental property is one of the best ways to create passive income, but it takes some research and know-how to really get the best bang for your buck. If you're interested in purchasing your first investment property,...
continue reading
A Brief History of Terraces, from Ziggurats to Penthouses
||,
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...
continue reading
20 Ways to Design (and Maintain) a Safe Terrace
||, ,
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...
continue reading
How to Create a Family-Friendly Rooftop Terrace
||,
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...
continue reading
Can I put a grill on my terrace? What about a fireplace?
||, ,
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)....
continue reading