The project began with a vision to humanize a previously impersonal suburban way of life by designing a complex that would create a street line. The design is an intimate 4 story U shaped building which both envelopes the common courtyard as well as providing edges that define a city block. Units now open to the street, allowing residents to walk up to their homes. Public spaces are arranged to provide opportunities for interaction while maintaining privacy. This pedestrian friendly community’s design contributes to the wider “smart-growth”, public transit-oriented development that is a recognized improvement to big-block development. The 12 story building was set back 2:1 at 10th story in order not to overwhelm the 4 story structure. The long façades were broken up by using projecting bays that also help to reduce the massing.
The Condominiums and Apartments at Carlyle Square feature one bedroom, two bedroom and loft units, concrete ceilings, exposed spiral ductwork, hardwood flooring and balconies overlooking lush gardens. Amenities include activity center, an outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, business center and concierge service.
Post Carlyle Square is within walking distance of Old Town Alexandria, minutes from the waterfront and the King Street Metro. The neighborhood is filled with restaurants, shops and historic attractions and is known for its architecture, antique markets, art galleries, and events. Residents can enjoy all the excitement of and then retreat to beautiful courtyards for relaxation and rooftop terraces for enjoying sunset views of Old Town.