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Shores’ Cool Floorplan of the Week: Del Rey

Imagine for a moment that you’re living at Shores. You took a spin class at the Fitness Center and swam a few laps in the pool—and now it’s time to head up to your apartment. Your awesome, dual-master suite Del Rey apartment. “Awesome” may be a slightly overused word in some cases, but when it comes to the Del Rey…that’s really the only word that fits. 1,081 square feet, two huge dual masters with en suite baths, walk-in closets, a gourmet kitchen and those views—those amazing water views you get to enjoy right from your own private balcony. If that isn’t the consummate California-Cool living experience, then what is?


You know what else is great about the Del Rey? The flexibility. The dual-master suites give you the perfect setup—they’re ideal for those who need a home office, den or guest room. Add on all of the other everyday Shores amenities (complimentary high-speed Internet, DIRECTV Choice™ Satellite, washer/dryers and Energy Star® appliances) and you pretty much have it all. Plus, there are even pet-friendly Del Rey units available in Buildings C, D and E so Francis the dog or Pebbles the cat can live it up in style, as well! That’s perfection in a pretty nice-sized nutshell.

Ready to check out a Del Rey for yourself? Contact the Shores team at 310.822.7700, email or stop by the Leasing Office today.


Four Reasons to Choose Courtyard Views at Shores

When it comes to choosing a place to live at Shores, there are plenty of apartments—but one of the coolest spots to set down roots are those units with courtyard views. At $2,361 to $3,644 per month, the courtyard view units have their own unique advantages. For example, you have a great vantage point for watching everything that happens at Shores…yet you don’t ever need to leave your balcony! Here are four reasons to choose a courtyard view at Shores.

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1. You’re in the center of the action…but not.

As a casual observer, you may not always want to be in the midst of the activity happening in the courtyard—but that doesn’t mean you want to live like a hermit either. When you’re centered around a two-acre park-like courtyard, you’ll always have free entertainment from a distance—whether it’s your neighbors splashing around in the pool, barbecuing with their buddies, playing a serious game of bocce ball or relaxing in one of the spas.

2. You can be first in and first out of the pool. 

Remember the last time you went to Vegas and all of the lounge chairs at your hotel were taken by the time you reach the pool? Well, if you have a courtyard view and you’re in Building H, J or K, you’ll avoid that scenario completely. In fact, you could be the first to know when you stake out your sunbathing territory when temps hit the 80s in the Marina. (See: Indian Summer).

3. You’ll get first dibs on the BBQs because you’re pretty close to them.

When the developers at Shores planned out their community, they made sure to specify brand new amenities that residents would enjoy. The top-of-the-line BBQs by Weber and outdoor seating areas are one example of their commitment to creating a center of social connection. If you happen to live in Buildings A, B or C facing the courtyard, you’ll have a bird’s eye view on all the fun parties, reunions and casual get-togethers happening at the community—plus you’ll have a pretty good idea of exactly when those state-of-the-art grilling machines are available for your cooking pleasure.

4. Unlike most courtyards, you won’t live in complete darkness.

Ok, everyone has seen those apartment courtyards with so much shade that a flower garden (much less a mid-afternoon Vitamin D nap) is a virtual impossibility. That’s not the case at Shores. The courtyard itself is filled with sunlight, plus, the architects of Shores made sure to orient the courtyard-facing apartments to take advantage of as much natural light as possible at varying times of day.  Just trust us when we say: “These are not your ordinary courtyard apartments.”

Can you think of any other reasons to choose a courtyard view apartment?  Let us know in the comments below!

Shores Interior Details Come Into Focus

Shores will feature top-of-the-line amenities.

Shores will feature top-of-the-line amenities.

The excitement really is building as Shores construction progresses towards completion. How can we tell? The questions are pouring in on our Facebook page—and your interest couldn’t make us happier.

Here is one question that caught our eye:

“Can you share any details about the interiors of the units—ceiling heights, flooring, etc?”

The answer to that question is: Yes, we can! Shores’ apartment homes include top-of-the-line amenities and style, so when you move in, you’ll instantly feel at home. From high ceilings and quality flooring to a super cool high-tech package and energy-efficient appliances, Shores interiors should meet every expectation. In fact, we plan to surpass them!


We have a complete list of our Interior Amenities ready to share. So without further adieu, here are Shores’ top interior attractions.


Every Unit Will Have:

Approx. 9-foot ceilings


Every floorplan is open and airy—because that’s how we like it.

Gourmet kitchens

Every unit has a modern, open kitchen with granite countertops and backsplash—and two-tone paint colors to accentuate the kitchen features.

Kitchen Cabinetry

It’s all about style, so the contemporary cabinetry features two-toned white and espresso finishes, stainless-steel hardware, and open shelves to display your favorite dishes.

Energy-Efficient Appliances

Every kitchen is equipped with chic black Energy Star® appliances, including a refrigerator and dishwasher.

Washer/Dryer Included

Shores residences all have their own dependable Energy Star® washers and dryers.

Flooring and Carpet

We’re installing durable, stylish wood-like flooring in entries, kitchens, and dining areas and neutral, goes-with-anything carpeting in the living rooms and bedrooms.

Tech Package Included

To keep you all connected, we’re including 20/10 high-speed Internet and DIRECTV Choice™ Satellite in every apartment. We know, pretty cool, right?

Temperature Control

Whether it’s a breezy wintry day or sweltering hot outside, every apartment is in control with central heat and air conditioning.

Views, Views and More Views


Nearly every residence will have a view of either the ocean, marina, or two-acre courtyard. And if that’s not enough, residents still have the community Sky Terraces available on the rooftop.


Shores’ balconies feature glassed-in walls and enough room for tables and chairs. What better way to unwind and enjoy your apartment’s gorgeous views.


So, that’s what’s waiting inside your Shores apartment. Are you ready to move-in yet?

What do you think of Shores’ interior amenities?

Find the Right Home At Shores: The Two-Bedroom Plans


Are you moving in with your significant other and need a little extra room? Or do you have a roommate where you need dual (not dueling) master suites? Shores in Marina del Rey has the answer. The two-bedroom plans offer the best of both worlds, literally: dual master suites, two bathrooms, walk-in closets in both bedrooms, large balconies and of course, a modern apartment must-have: a washer/dryer inside the unit. If you require a little more space, read on!

f5_zuma-1Option # 1: The Del Rey

The “Del Rey” floor plan was designed for contemporary living with approximately 1,081 square feet. “This two-bedroom unit offers separated bedroom suites on opposite sides of the apartment, providing additional privacy for families or sharing roommates,” said Dale Yonkin, project director for Nadel Architects, the architecture firm behind Shores. “Walk-in closets for both bedrooms enhance their livability.” An open kitchen and dining room concept, plus a living room with plenty of wall space for your large flat screen TV also makes it easy to live side-by-side. And did we mention that the living room opens up to the balcony—perfect for enjoying those water or courtyard views at Shores? Other pluses also include extra closet space for storing your surfboards, paddleboard gear or priceless movie collection.


Option #2: The Zuma

Named after one of Malibu’s largest beaches, the “Zuma” floor plan offers approximately 1,284 square feet, spacious dual master suites with equally spacious walk-in closets, two large baths and a wide-open kitchen/dining/living room area—for the ultimate entertaining pad. The dramatic, curved balcony also adds a unique design element, not to mention a nice flood of natural light—a Southern California staple. Trust us…you’ll want to invite your best buds over for Saturday night cocktail hour or continue your famous French Toast battles with your roommate on Sundays in this apartment! And why wouldn’t you take advantage of the roomy living room area and get in shape with your Insanity DVDs on your big flat screen TV? (After all what could be more of a motivation to stay in shape than living just a short walk or bike ride away from the beach?) Extra storage closets on both sides of the unit also make it easy for storing just about anything under the sun.

When you look at these two-bedroom floor plans, can you picture yourself making a home at Shores? In just a short amount of time, it’s going to be even easier for you to “virtually” move into your Shores apartment with our new “Style My Pad” application, which will allow you to design each room by adding furniture, electronics and other household items into the online floor plans—so you’ll never wonder, “Will my couch fit?” The application is slated to launch with the revamped Shores website in late March—so keep your eyes out for it!

Now that you know a little more about the Shores floor plans, which one suits your lifestyle best?

Find the Right Home at Shores: The One-Bedroom Plans


When you close your eyes and picture your perfect paradise, does it involve an ocean view and the smell of sea spray? How would you like to enjoy a hot cup of Joe every morning while looking at a view of the ocean or marina from your balcony?

If you are nodding your head and inching closer to your computer screen, then keep on reading! Following on the heels of our announcement of preliminary pricing, we would like to explore the variety of floor plans offered at Shores with the help of Dale Yonkin, Nadel’s project director for Shores. He explained that the community’s architecture is, in general, reflective of the Marina Del Rey lifestyle and all of the units have been designed to offer “open planning, spacious balconies and large glass areas which frame water views from upper floors.”

“The complex rings a 2-acre courtyard containing outdoor amenities and onto which the indoor social rooms, gyms, etc. focus, creating many opportunities for social interaction with fellow residents,” he said. “The exterior style has wave-like curves contrasting with crisp sail shapes in bright colors recalling those of nautical signal flags.”

Whether you work from home and need a workspace, prefer walk-in closets or require an ocean view, Shores offers something for everyone. That is why we want to help you find the right fit among the five different floor plans we offer. To get you started, we will focus on the one-bedroom, one-bath floor plans this week.


Option #1: The Venice

The Venice is 750 square feet of pure bliss. This spacious unit includes one bedroom, one bathroom and a gourmet kitchen where you can let your inner chef loose and create spectacular culinary masterpieces. You’ve also got your own balcony for enjoying those amazing Marina nights, a walk-in closet, additional coat storage and a spacious bathroom that will make your best friend jealous.

Says Yonkin: “This unit has been efficiently designed around furniture groupings to ensure maximum livability in an economical dwelling.  The open kitchen expands the informal spaciousness.”


Option #2: The Topanga

The Topanga unit is also a one-bedroom, one-bath, however this floor plan offers 900 square feet. You’ll be able to enjoy a novel on your private balcony, take a hot bath after a long day to relax and rejuvenate, and store your surfboards in the extra closet spaces. A large walk-in closet in the bedroom and a separate sink/water closet setup in the bathroom are also great features for couples, who may need more space and flexibility when they’re getting ready for work in the morning.

Yonkin explains: “This floor plan extends the area of our smaller 1 bedroom unit to create additional living space while maintaining the efficient circulation that maximizes the usability of the combined living/dining/eating areas. Large glass areas frame water views from the upper floors.”


Option #3: The Playa

Also spanning 900 square feet, The Playa apartments have a very unique feature as corner units: an angled living room oriented to maximize the ocean or marina views that most people travel thousands of miles to see.  “This dwelling unit takes advantage of its corner location to provide a unique memorable shape to further open it to views. All units have shaped balconies to extend the living area,” says Yonkin.

If you crave the natural light and beauty of the ocean, this plan is a perfect choice. Open the doors to your balcony to let in the ocean breezes while you work from home or serve guests at a party. Wait…is that Malibu you see from your window?

As you can see, there are multiple options at Shores to fit your lifestyle. Keep in mind there are two other floor plan options that include two bedrooms and two baths, but we’ll cover those in the next few weeks. In the meantime, which one-bedroom floor plan do you have your eye on?