Anchoring the corner of 14th Street and Yellow Pine Avenue are 8 townhomes known as Block 6. Situated at the edge of the Holiday neighborhood, Block 6 was designed as a bridge between the existing single family homes to the south and the vibrant Mixed Use district to the west. Wide, welcoming front porches with lush entry gardens connect to the community park to the east (offering the best view in the house for movie night in the park), while the roof decks above the third floor offer 360 views of the neighborhood and the Dakota Ridge foothills to the west from underneath a shady trellis.
Built as a case study for the City of Boulder’s Green Points program, these modern urban townhomes combine high performance, energy efficient building systems with a minimalist material palette that allows the geometry of the building to unfold. As with many of the homes built in the Holiday neighborhood in Boulder, Block 6 includes residences available through the affordable housing program. A paramount goal achieved through thoughtful planning and detailing was to integrate those homes into the overall design such that one cannot discern the market rate homes from the homes within the affordable program.
Note: I began this project while at Barrett Studio in Boulder and have completed the project through George Watt Architecture.
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