Terraces, thinking outside of the box

When we use the word patio or terrace, we usually think of ground level areas, in front of or behind a house. But in the Yucatan most houses also have a large flat area on the roof. This roof top area is perfect for a terrace. Being higher in elevation means it gets more of the breeze to keep you cool. The other bonus of using your roof, is that you still have ground level property to build a pool or other features. All you need is a simple set of stairs and some form of railing or balustrade to keep guest from falling off. Add a shade palapa and you are all set to sit in the shade and enjoy the breeze.

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