Courtyard Apartments: An Idea Whose Time Has Come Back

Courtyard complexes provide an affordable, mid-density, low-rise housing alternative as Los Angeles moves from single-family to high-rise residential development.
September 16, 2005, 1pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan
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The courtyard apartment, of course, is an architectural type perfected in, and intimately associated with, Southern California. [They offer a] remarkable combination of symbolizing Southern California living while at the same time suggesting a remove from its urban bustle...

...in our haste to move from the single-family paradigm that has always defined Los Angeles in the eyes of the world to hyper-dense, high-rise residential development we seem to be jumping right over a highly attractive compromise option: affordable, mid-density, low-rise housing that is best exemplified by courtyard complexes and bungalow courts."

Thanks to Manny Rodriguez

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Published on Saturday, September 17, 2005 in The Los Angeles Times
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