Whitsett Garden Apartments

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They don’t make ‘em like this no more.   Everything about this building says yes to one’s neighbors. Ground floor casement windows open out on to a usable courtyard.   (And Peeping Toms.)  A small price to pay for classic, mid-century elegance.  The tail end of an era of American residential construction not yet designed around the television set.  Land was abundant, and not every inch of every lot had to be monetized.  Apartment units could be outward looking.  The courtyard, with its neatly pruned grass and inviting umbrella tables, the focal point of the building.