Return of Courtyard Apartments
Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:40 AM
L.A.'S ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE
The courtyard apartment is an idea whose time has come back. Amid today's high-rise building trend, the need for such urban oases -- infused with a communal spirit -- is greater than ever.
"Before I moved from Northern to Southern California last year, my wife, baby daughter and I lived in a place that belongs to the second category: a one-bedroom apartment with a fireplace, a window seat and a secluded patio in a garden court complex in Piedmont, in the hills just south of Berkeley.
The single-story complex, which includes nine rental apartments arranged, in a pair of U-shaped arms, around a shared garden, was probably designed by the architect Irving Gill."
The Legendary Courtyard Style of Old Hollywood
The Bungalow Courts of Pasadena
Posted 19 December 2012 - 01:11 PM
Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:56 AM
There are several examples in and around the Near Southside. My wife lived in a beautifully restored courtyard complex on College near Magnolia for several years.
- Architecture/urban planning/transit blogger, Fort Worth Weekly
Fort Worth District 9 Zoning Commissioner
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