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 easy to care for and enjoyable year-round. He’s been working in gardens since age 13, and his expertise shows. With degrees and certifications in both landscape design and horticulture as well as experience with woodworking, Dima follows his clients through the design/build/maintain process from beginning to end.
He was kind enough to write a guest post for us highlighting a recent project in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. His clients wanted to take a plain, square roof space and turn it into a fuss-free, beautiful oasis built for entertaining and spending time with family.
Our client, a family of four, didn’t want to choose between life in the city and enjoying outdoor space at their home. The family’s wishlist included an outdoor kitchen, dining table for 8, lounge area, and even an edible garden. The challenge was how to fit all of this onto a 400SF rooftop terrace in Brooklyn!
With some creative space-saving solutions and custom-designed woodwork, we made it happen.
*All pictures by Mark Andrew Photo, with the exception of the “before” image, which is credited to Dima Rumiantcev. Writing in the post below was done by Maureen Daniel of the Dimastery team.*