It's a five-flight walkup, but yes, who wouldn't give anything for this view of Boston. The fortunate who live in this building were fortunate to have Carey Erdman of Erdman Design in Boston install this rooftop garden, shared by the residents of the building.
The owners wanted a space that complimented other gardens in the South End neighborhood, mostly brownstones, shown here. Note the evergreens in the top photo -- Hinoki cypress, Thuja nigra and 'Emerald Green' arborvitae -- that screen out other "eyes" and provide interest in winter.
But it's pretty much a summer garden of colorful plants: mandevilla vine, geraniums, coleus, salvia, ivy and more. And in the far corner, you'll note the Japanese maple in the container, which will be perfect when it gets a little more growth.
Well worth going every year on the South End Garden Tour.