Facing onto quiet Meath Square, the rear of this house on Gray Street draws an extra storey from above its return. The slatted timber box and its multi-paned windows caught my eye first, but the lush little roofgarden is the real highlight.
The post-and-rail fence feels like marking out territory, boundary lines on open land staked out with the sticks available to hand, and that seems interesting because the roof underneath is already part of the property. (Of course, how you can use it and what you can put there is at the mercy of the planning regulations and authority, so not really?) It appears that the corner house doesn’t have a back garden, though with the screening effect of the plants and the elevation, this might be much more private anyway. It’s southeast-facing, sheltered from the wind by the gable of Meath Square, and looks like a carefully-tended source of delight.