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Courtyard Living at Brix?

By July 7, 2008

Brix

I got an email the other day from someone considering Brix:

I’m considering buying at Brix, and have a question about a comment you made in your post about the Brix hardhat tour (great post and pics, thank you!). You mentioned that you’d shy away from buying a
unit facing into the courtyard. Why is that? For someone who prefers a quieter view, I’d think it might be nice. What are your thoughts on this? I’m a little concerned that the Broadway-facing units could be really noisy, and that the courtyard-facing ones would be a respite from the hustle and bustle.

Now I’ve never lived in a courtyard facing unit but the reason I would shy away from it is I’d worry that it’d be too much like living in a fish bowl; everyone’s looking at you. Granted, facing the street people are looking at you too but you’ll be putting on an anonymous exhibition to the street passerby-ers rather than a less anonymous one to your neighbors.

If I were buying at Brix I’d check out the 10th Ave facing units. I think there you’ll get both quiet and “privacy”.

Could someone who has lived in an interior courtyard facing unit please share their thoughts?