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Nadel Announces Completion of Vercanta Apartments Renovations

Updated: Jun 16, 2023

Nadel Architecture + Planning, one of Los Angeles’ premier architecture and design firms, has recently completed interior and exterior renovations of Vercanta Newport Beach Apartments, a 147-unit, two-story, garden style multifamily community located in the upscale Orange County, California submarket of Newport Beach.


Vercanta Apartments, formerly known as Palm Mesa Apartments, has been revitalized through Nadel’s elevated approach to design, creating attractive curb appeal and encouraging increased tenant demand according to Patrick Winters, President and Principal of Nadel Architecture + Planning.


The renovations of the exterior include new windows, doors, balcony railings, and refurbishing of private balconies, as well as new roofing, lighting, and paint finishes, enhancing the exterior to match competing luxury apartments in the affluent area of Newport Beach.


“Our design team aimed to achieve a feeling of upscale comfort and modern convenience when working on this project, emulating resort-style living that focuses on effortless ease and elegance,” says Winters. “Given the new-age tenant demand for sleek, high-end, and community-oriented amenities, our team implemented a 2,500 square-foot gym that provides a light-filled, airy place to work out, as well as a new pool, pool deck, barbecue area, and dog park. In addition, we incorporated a “proscenium” building that offers curb appeal and secure reception for leasing, mail, and package facilities, giving residents both easy access to important services and peace of mind.”


Within the interior of each unit, floorplans were gutted to the studs and completely refinished with high-end appliances, cabinetry, and bathroom treatments, which are key amenities to attract the tenant pool of Newport Beach. Given Nadel’s expertise in high-end multifamily projects, the team was able to streamline these interior renovations without sacrificing creativity and architectural excellence.


Winters notes that as result of the completed renovations, the rents realized at Vercanta rose from one of the worst performing to one of the best performing apartment complexes in the area, placing Vercanta on the map as a formidable competitor in the multifamily market of Newport Beach. Based on this success, Nadel has gone on to renovate additional complexes for the same owner.


“Given how apartment and home design is changing, we aimed to create units that were multi-modal, offering residents a layout that feels more conducive to work-from-home, supports healthy lifestyle choices, and promotes instant community gratification – where you can meet up with neighbors or friends in outdoor common areas, rather than having to get in your car and drive somewhere,” says Winters. “We are always aiming for design that supports people in their daily lives, seamlessly integrating design with the community. Since each community has different needs, each project demonstrates its own distinct style through design that not only gives it an artistic edge, but also provides quality of life and comfort for residents.”


Vercanta Apartments is located at 1561 Mesa Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660.


About Nadel Architecture + Planning

Established in 1973, Nadel Architecture + Planning ranks among the top architectural firms in the United States, with a proven track record based on innovative design and execution of urban developments coupled with longstanding, trusted Client relationships. From initial concept design through construction administration, Nadel’s strategic design and planning services deliver the in-depth real estate knowledge today’s developers need coupled with local authenticity as well as creativity and forward-thinking momentum in order to create a highly memorable design aesthetic. Nadel’s leadership spans deep expertise in the areas of retail, mixed-use, multi-family housing, office, sports complexes, hospitality, the public sector, and interiors, offering smart, dynamic solutions for a wide range of projects.

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