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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!

Pre-Leasing Heating Up as Summer Opening Nears

Boy time flies when you’re excited! Summer is already in full swing and that means it won’t be long before Shores is open and ready for move-ins. We’ve been so pleased with all of the interest—and patience—as we put the finishing touches on a community that we know is going to be the best in Marina del Rey. Continue reading

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?