To your health
We are very excited to announce that The York House is now offering our residents a special deal from our friends at Sante! After lease signing, York House residents can enjoy St. Louis’ finest health club, located right next door to the York House in the Chase Park Plaza Hotel, at a special discounted rate. Sante features state-of-the-art fitness facilities and equipment, full locker room and showers, and daily group classes for activities like spinning and pilates. Coupled with the fantastic outdoor recreation offered at Forest Park, Sante will now be another way for York House residents to extend their active lifestyles year round!June 6, 2011
YH Custom Wallpaper Design
We have received a sample of the proposed York House wallpaper for the Historic Lobby, and are very excited. This wallpaper was custom designed by the LID Collaborative team out of New York, NY, and it features the York House logo and pattern. This design detail is one of the many touches LID has devised to make the York House unique, and a true boutique residence.
May 25, 2011
Hangover II Premiere
Just attended the premiere of The Hangover II next door at the Chase Park Plaza Cinemas! How great is it you can watch the movie while enjoying your own cocktail! The patio at Cafe Eau proved to be another great venue for cocktails on a beautiful evening. The scene by the pool is truly fantastic. Make sure you try the Korean tacos!
~Scape, a great restaurant right around the corner from the York House, served a great Easter brunch buffet. Looking forward to Scape’s Mothers Day Brunch on Sunday, May 8th.April 22, 2011
Happy Earth Day
The earth is a weird and wonderful place. Get off your computer and go outside. Happy Earth Day!April 11, 2011
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH
We launched the new York House website today! The old site, while quirky and fun, was hard to navigate for some people. With the new website, we pushed the renderings of the building’s interior to the front, while making the rest of the site much easier to navigate.
We want to give a big Thank You to Imaginary Trout, who helped us develop this new site, and now hosts, operates, and maintains the site. We are especially impressed with our intro, which Imaginary Trout created without using flash, so it is available for viewing on smart phones! Also, make sure not to miss our cool neighborhood map under the Neighborhood link. This interactive map is another custom feature designed and developed by Imaginary Trout.
April 7, 2011
Well we finally decided on our material for the kitchen and bathroom countertops—Caesarstone. Our interior designers originally wanted to use Carrara Marble for the Kitchen countertops, and Crema Bianco Marble for the bathroom countertops. They were pushing hard for both, but after doing a 24-hour test with wine, toothpaste, and coffee, we found that both stones failed all three stain tests. While we are extremely focused on beauty, we are also very focused on performance, utility, and durability, and any stains would not be acceptable. Our designers then came across a stone called “Quarzo Grigio,” and another called “Pietra de Cardosa.” Both are rare gray stones with a beautiful diagonal movement across the surface. Our supplier originally thought these stones were quartzite, which is sandstone that became metamorphic rock (basically means underground pressure and heat and lots of time have transformed it into a very durable stone). However, as we started researching it more, we found out it was instead formed from the fragmentation of granitic rocks, and similar to the marble, stains from exposure to acidic substances. We are always researching new materials and techniques, and Caesarstone, a za company founded near the ancient Roman city of Caesarea, was the world’s first company to use quartz – one of nature’s hardest materials – as the main component in its surfaces. Although it is more expensive than marble, we know you will enjoy the gray “Raven” in the kitchen, and white Caesarstone in the bathrooms. In the kitchens, we are still going to use Carrara Marble for the backsplashes, providing a natural stone look that works well with the Caesarstone Raven.
April 1, 2011
COURTYARD BAR OPENS AROUND THE CORNER
The Courtyard Bar around the corner from The York House is now open!March 23, 2011
Check out our plumbing fixture selections. We searched for fixtures that work with both the historic vibe of the building, and the contemporary overlay. Kohler makes a great series called “Purist,” which we chose for the bathroom showers and sinks. Kohler also makes a nice oversized, single bowl, cast-iron sink we chose for The York House kitchens.
March 14, 2011
We have used Frigidaire appliances before in residential developments, and have found them to be the most reliable appliance brand around. Frigidaire is owned by ElectroLux, which is the top brand in Europe, and it was only recently that they have reached the broader market in the United States. The Frigidaire Gallery Collection provides a very sleek stainless steel look, and the gas ranges and convection ovens, refrigerators and dishwashers that will be in The York House residences will provide a new benchmark for the apartment market in St. Louis. Additionally, the kitchen and laundry appliances are ENERGY STAR – qualified!← Older postsNewer posts →