1443 South York Residence
Completion Date: July 2011 Size: 3,020 sf Design Builder: West Standard Design Build Description: The Mid Century Modern inspired York Street Residence by WestStandard Design+Build is located in the semi-urban neighborhood of Denver Colorado’s Washington Park. Efficient use of space and strong outdoor connections were controlling factors in this design. Thirty-two Concrete piers were each set 8′ into the underlying bedrock, and the foundation was poured on top the piers. Suspending the foundation keeps the house clear of ground water while resisting differential settlement Integration of indoor and outdoor living areas, as well as separation of public and private spaces was accomplished by designing the home around a central courtyard. Bordered by both kitchen and living area, the 450sf courtyard blends indoor and outdoor space through a pair of 15′ folding doors. Xeriscape landscaping was selected to complement the homes minimalist design and promote sustainability. The landscape design features indigenous low-maintenance plants that require no irrigation. The design also incorporates artificial turf in the courtyard and backyard.