Apartments on the Green
The undeveloped urban property adjacent to the historic Hawthorne Hotel was chosen as a suitable setting for 52 apartment units arranged around an interior courtyard. Using brick on the exterior with copper roofs and wrought iron balcony railings, the building's proportions reflect those of the existing neighborhood fabric. Interesting variations were achieved by using different sized window combinations, projecting bays, and detailed chimney caps. The underground garage provides adequate parking for the residents while not detracting from the courtyard. Each unit was bathed in natural light and had uninterrupted views of the park across the way, or of the ocean in the distance.