Courtyard Apartments

Ellwood's 1953 Courtyard Apartments are located in Hollywood and were commissioned by television host Roy Maypole. The original layout consisted of four interlocking apartments, each facing a small courtyard. Two of the units have since been combined. The 3,200 square foot project is laid out on two levels, and shows Ellwood's signature exposed steel structure, efficient layout, and seamless connection between the indoors and outdoors. Per historian Esther McCoy, "The construction of the Courtyard Apartments in 1953 was a turning point....it was proof that [Ellwood] could simplify and at the same time enrich, that he could wring more out of a small budget and come closer to architecture."
Lindsey Miller

Last updated: 13-Aug-2013 02:13 PM
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