York consists of a varied mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments appealing to a broad range of family types. Each apartment has been designed specifically for the site with views, aspect, ventilation and natural light carefully considered. Lower level apartments are afforded large terraces, a private green space and access from the street creating dwellings that feel like townhouses rather than apartments.
On the upper levels, apartments have ample balconies that maximise views to the city, the suburb, or Mt Cootha. Vertical screening, integrated planting and vertical sun shades help to reduce the overall scale of the building and pergolas and materials such as timber cladding and aluminium screening create a pleasing external aesthetic. On the railway corridor, the use of integrated planters and green screens that extend across private open spaces and up to the roof line help to buffer the noise, screen from the Western sun and provide interest. The metal clad entry and forecourt utilise detailed screens and wrapped metal volumes to define the entry and articulate the façade.
These features make for an apartment building that engages with the street, while creating a unique façade that appeals to the target market.