Joel Lassiter

The Court at Redstone, an earth-toned garden-style community just outside Charlotte, North Carolina, stands four stories tall and offers 260 residential units, ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments. It was initially conceived as a housing option for employees of its developer, Red Ventures, a tech and media mega-company based in Indian Land, South Carolina. Situated as it is in a burgeoning tech hub, it also offers cross-appeal for other tech employees in the immediate area.

Given this concept, interior designer Urbanik Interiors opted to present The Court at Redstone as an “antidote” to a high-tech working environment, complete with soft textures, natural materials, and an atmosphere of home. The variety of common spaces—which include a clubroom, an exterior promenade, a conference lounge, and an “aqua lounge” at the pool area—is intended to provide comfortable options for introverts and extroverts alike.

The immense clubroom is outfitted to emphasize its scale, featuring massive window walls, 10-foot light fixtures, and a wooden drop-down ceiling anchored by 12-foot books. At the same time, ceiling nooks create individual spaces for residents to carve out for their own. While it is intended as a social space, it also serves as a co-working center, according to the designer.

The aqua lounge next to the pool deck offers a more casual and intimate setting, featuring games, a pool and foosball table, and a full bar for events. Outside, the lounge is bordered by two saltwater pools, cabanas, and a full outdoor kitchen. Additional amenities include an enclosed, off-leash dog park, a dog-wash station, a fitness center with a yoga and ballet studio, a relaxation room, and a community garden.

The common spaces’ material palette combines white and light gray surfaces with accent patterns and natural wood as a secondary base element, present in shelving, ceiling trusses, wall and ceiling accents, and the natural wood slab-shaped conference room table.

Many of the materials and accents are sourced from local providers. The “Uber lounge,” a waiting area for ride-share pickup, features stadium-style seating next to a wall mural painted by a local artist. A local craftsman built the custom round entry banquette and dining bench seats in the clubroom kitchen, and a local artisan was commissioned to create the clubroom’s real wood room divider wall.

Local goods are available in the common areas, including coffee, dog treats, and drinks on tap, and the community management plans to feature food from nearby small businesses in special events, including “Food Truck Fridays.”