Granada Court

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Of the more than 40 units at Granada Courts, no two are alike, allowing spaces to feel intentional not formulaic.The delightful shared spaces in Granada Courts make densities of 50 units to the acre feel relaxed and livable. The fountain court and narrow staircases could fit naturally into a Mykonos hillside. Smart use of the courtyard allows what would otherwise be common-space hallways to be reborn as balconies and loggias. By request, here's the ground-floor site plan for Granada Court. The development features 31 units on about .6 of an acre. It faces Union Street and Oak Knoll Avenue and backs onto a small surface parking lot serving Colorado Boulevard retailers such as Vroman's independent bookstore.

Location: Pasadena, CA. Playhouse District.

Situated in the budding urban village of the Pasadena Playhouse District, Granada Court reintroduces the courtyard housing typology of Southern California’s past to bring “dignified” density to contemporary urban living. This complex unites and modulates interior and exterior spaces among 31 units of luxury apartment living over a 50 car subterranean parking garage. Arranged in flats and townhouses, the units are oriented around three distinct courtyards - two internal pedestrian courts and one external “auto court”. Each unit accommodates private balconies, decks and/or patios overlooking the coutyards as well as a separate space for a private office or study. Some units include a unique double-height space with the topmost spaces taking advantage of the surrounding views of Pasadena’s nearby Civic Center with the San Gabriel mountains in the background.

Transect Zone(s): T4 general, T5 center.
Status: Complete
Project or Plan's Scale: Building
Features: Bus transit, Rail/fixed guideway transit.
Land area (in acres): 1
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Number of residential units (include live/work): 31
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Residential types: Townhouse/rowhouse/maisonette.
Project team designers: Elizabeth Moule, Stefanos Polyzoides, Chris Allaire
Project team developers: Millcreek Properties

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