Creating high quality modern-sustainable homes at affordable prices. High Design, Low Impact!
YS DEVELOPMENT is a pioneer of modern-sustainable housing in the NW. We develop and build beautiful, innovative and thoughtful homes in the Seattle area, designed by the top local architects and designers, and meet or exceed sustainable standards.
We believe that modern housing should provide high-quality, smart design, and sustainability at competitive pricing. Our homes meet or exceed the green standards of BUILT GREEN®, LEED®, ENERGY STAR HOME, and Passive House while being relatively affordable, warm and highly functional. We also put high emphasis on community and social aspects and its effect on ones quality of life. We have assembled a great team to realize this vision.
“We all want a better world, and it is up to us. It is not enough to dream about such a world. We have to create it and promote healthy living.”
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but rather the one most responsive to change.” (Clarence Darrow – attributed to Charles Darwin)
We built these quality homes using the latest in sustainable techniques and high design and quality materials that conserve energy and resources and promote healthy living. We have built the first green homes in Kirkland, building custom modern homes in Bellevue, and work on other projects in central location on the east side. Our Ralph Anderson rebuilt in Bridle Trails, Bellevue won the Best of Homes 2009 by the Seattle magazine. The green design, coupled with their low-maintenance materials and systems translate to a direct savings for the owner:
· Energy Conservation – your home could be at least 50% more efficient than a standard house – that means more comfort and lower energy bills thru the lifetime of your ownership*.
· Health – use of natural materials that do not contain hazardous chemicals, and improved indoor air quality.
· Environment – durable & recyclable materials, construction recycled and renewable resource materials, green roof and other low-impact development (LID) strategies we take to protect our environment.
“You must be the change you want to see in the world.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
Small Is Beautiful ! If you are thinking of a smaller modern-green house in a different location, or one that fits precisely to your esthetics, needs, and budget we provide a full design-build service, and can advice with your green remodel.
“I was trying to get people to see that you can’t just grow for ever and hope that the environment will take care of itself.” (Tim Flannery – Australian environmentalist)
“Small Is Beautiful” (British economist E. F. Schumacher – phrase by his teacher Leopold Kohr)