This building is owned by the same company (Greystar) that owns the building where the balcony collapsed in Berkley and killed all those college students. I live here and just heard some contractors talking outside talking about the rotten wood on our balconies. I am genuinely concerned about the safety of these buildings and want to extend this information to anyone who is considering moving here.
It should be still called the shangrila apt. The spirt of that place will always be.
Office is slow to respond to requests, and very unaccommodating. There is an adversarial relationship with the tenants. Maintenance isn't done in a timely fashion; and good luck getting anyone to fix anything on the weekends, no matter how much of an inconvenience it is if your kitchen sink is fully of nasty stuff from the drain. Trash cans on the grounds are overflowing, infrequently emptied. Walls are so paper thin, I could always hear someone snoring LOUDLY through my bedroom wall. And this is the kind of place where you want to have some insulation against noise, since the neighbors are always loudly playing music and partying. The only plus is the beautiful view and the location close to coffee shops, parks, and the lake. The building and the company themselves are horrible.
I was scared of moving here because of the bad reviews online. But I lived here for almost two years before moving to Hawaii. It isn't super luxurious in the units. But it isn't awful either. I lived on the end by the water. I don't think I could have had my balcony be over water for the price anywhere else in the city. Except for some weekends, it was actually quiet too. I pretty much never had a noise problem. I never got my car towed or anything. When I moved, they let me put a container in the lot for two days. Right on the lake is hard to beat.
This building has great management and a beautiful location.