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Luxury roof garden homes coming to Sugar House

Jan 27, 2017 15h14 ● By Travis Barton

Rendering of Roof Garden development. Courtesy Sego Homes

By Aspen Perry | [email protected]


Construction is currently underway for the Roof Gardens of Sugar House, consisting of five single-family luxury townhomes, located at 2594 S. 800 East.


According to the plans, all five townhomes would consist of one triplex and one duplex, four units will have two-car garages with one unit being a one-car garage. Sale price of the townhomes is anticipated to start at $425,000.


In addition to the high-end finishes in each unit, all homes will meet the standard of green practices.


“Our company motto is ‘Healthy, Green, Smart’. We pride ourselves on building homes that are healthy in terms of the environment, and to provide healthy indoor air and pure water… green [in that], I’m a certified green builder, everything we use is Energy Star compliant,” said Wayne Corbridge, president of Sego Homes.


Corbridge further pointed out in an effort to be a sustainable company, Sego Homes utilizes recycled materials whenever possible. Sego Homes fulfills the, smart, portion of their motto by implementing the latest technology in all their homes.


During the December Sugar House Community Council (SHCC) meeting Corbridge, presented council members with rendering designs of the Roof Garden townhomes. The renderings showed homes that were two-story with access through the attic, allowing for roof decks at the back of each home.


“The roof terrace on the back half of the house, part would have a trellis over it, and half would be open to the sun where you could have some plants and herbs,” Corbridge said.


SHCC council member, Amy Barry asked about the structural weight capacity, “Are [townhomes] are being built structurally to support all that weight on the roof?”


Corbridge responded to this concern, by stating the roof terraces are built to hold the weight of planters, as well as hot tubs and outdoor furnishings of that nature.


In addition to offering healthy, green, smart homes, with leisure outdoor space, Sego Homes also strives to be a good neighbor. During the initial proposal of the building, the neighbor directly behind the new development expressed concerns of privacy.


To remedy this concern Sego Homes redesigned the development. The original design would have had the terraces looking over the backyard of the concerned neighbor. The new design has the side of the home facing the backyard. Sego Homes also discovered, this plan offered more green space for the buyers of the townhomes, ultimately making it a win for all involved.


Corbridge said, “We really want to be a good neighbor… this will be a high-quality [development] in a great part of Sugar House.”  


Roof Garden townhomes are scheduled to be completed in fall of 2017.