The Townes at Cary Place, located along Cary Street (1700 block across from the Cary Mews), is an amazing example of both ‘Pre-Bubble’ and ‘Post-Bubble’ architecture side by side in the city. StyleCraft builders, a suburban home builder, built Phase 1 of the project (2009) as if the market had no limit to their collective budget. Phase 2, which began in late 2011, was built as if the market had no money in their budget.
The differences are subtle but the cluster of towns to the west are taller with four sides of brick, more windows, elevators and a finish level that rivals any luxury home. The properties to the east were built to a minimal standard with every cost cutting measure imaginable. Crediting the designer, the appearance is hardly discernible from the street level.
Properties for sale in the Townes can be found here
Things to keep in mind when looking at the Townes at Cary Place:
- Phase 1 or Phase 2
- Does it front Cary Street or Idlewood
- What upgrades were purchased in Phase 2