Where Are OC's Coolest Roofs?
Great roofs aren’t just for Brooklyn brownstones where hipsters lurk. We're on the hunt for the coolest building tops in SoCal. Rooftop amenities are especially important for apartments that want to lure Millennials, according to Lifescapes International prez Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, here with daughter Maya Rodgers (the artist who did the work in the background). Julie designed the roof at The Marke Apartments, a new property in Santa Ana developed by Lyon Communities that she calls “current, cool, cozy, and fun.”
The Marke’s roof's inspiration is a Las Vegas pool party, Julie says. The one-acre rooftop include fire pits, resort-style saltwater pool and spa, bar, outdoor theater, and two clubhouses—one has a two-lane bowling alley and restaurant, the other a training facility. “Millennials want all levels of excitement, mostly with their friends or potential new friends,” Julie explains. We're searching for the coolest roofs in OC, and we need your help. Send your cool roof pics to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll publish the best.