Courtyard Apartments: An Idea Whose Time Has Come Back
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