Spinnaker Development

(949) 544-5800

Services Provided
General Contracting, Project Management, Interior Design, Architecture, Space Planning, Land Acquisition, Value Engineering, Real Estate Development, Real Estate Sales, On site supervision

Areas Served
Newport Beach & Corona Del Mar, Ca

Business Description
Spinnaker Development is a boutique residential Design/Build firm based in Newport Beach, Ca.

Certification and Awards
BBB, BIA, Franklin Report, Golden Nugget, Best of Houzz '12,'13,'14
Newport Beach, CA US 
Mike Close 
428 32nd st
Newport Beach, CA 92663 
(949) 544-5808 
License #:
Spinnaker Development bookmarked an ideabook

My Houzz: New Life and Style for a 1976 Airstream

Taking a pass on RV standards, the new owner of this 1976 Ambassador Airstream looked to flexible furniture and clean, organized spaces Full Story
     Comment   on Sunday
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Love your renovation. I agree with previous posts on keeping weight to a minimum. We have an adorable vintage camper that has murals painted all around the outside. It is a real head turner and we get all kinds of thumbs up and waves of admiration while traveling down the roads and in campgrounds. But we bought it after a friend did the inside reno. She paneled it with a lot of rough cedar siding with a cowboy theme. It is cute as can be but so heavy we get terrible gas mileage. I am afraid we will eventually just end up parking her and using her as a guest house (she already has been put into service this way several times) and finding another older camper to restore. This time doing everything possible to keep the weight down to a minimum. Just a week or so ago, Houzz featured another restored camper where she used cork penny tiles for her backsplashes. Vinyl flooring that looks like wood planks is a great choice as well. Just remember during your restoration how all that weight adds up. If you ever plan to pull it anywhere, you don't want a wall full of books or a bunch of heavy dishes and pots and pans. The few favorite books that Jordan kept wouldn't be a problem, but again... weight.

And remember that items shift in transit. We used to have a beautiful 39' RV with 3 slide outs but it was totaled in an Oklahoma hail storm about a year ago. One trip we must have hit a bump or something and our liquor cabinet door bumped open. A full bottle of Skye Vodka fell out onto our couch. Wouldn't have been a problem except a very heavy bottle of tequila tumbled out on top of it and broke the vodka bottle into a million shards as well as soaking the couch in vodka. It was not fun trying to ensure that all the minute fragments of glass were vacuumed out of the carpet and the couch cushions. And I was pretty high on vodka fumes as well! No going barefoot for a while in there.

Regarding living or camping in your boat, we have actually tossed around an idea of buying a smaller size vintage house boat (less than 30') and restoring it all nice and bright and fun. Then we can pull it wherever we want to camp, put it in the water, and we won't have to pay campsite fees! So we'd have our camper and boat all in one! And in response to the idea of just placing a boat in your yard for a fun decoration and play house, a friend of ours recently showed us a pic of his brother's back yard. They have a pool and have parked a boat beside it. They call it "the boat that don't float"! I found a pic but it's kinda blurry. I also attached a couple of our little camper.
Yesterday at 9:31am   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Lisa A
who needs a house up on a hill
when you can have one on four wheels
and take it anywhere the wind might blow.
you don't ever have to mow the yard,
just hang a map and throw a dart
and pray to god the engine starts and go....
Yesterday at 5:33pm     
Sign Up to comment
Spinnaker Development commented on a discussion
   Comment   July 1, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Spinnaker Development
This is a slate roof.
July 1, 2014 at 2:33pm   
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Thank you for the reply. do you recall the MFGR?
July 1, 2014 at 2:46pm   
Sign Up to comment
Spinnaker Development commented on a discussion
     Comment   June 30, 2014
Thank you for reporting this. Undo
Spinnaker Development
No we used the traditional white color sinks and toilet on this project.
June 30, 2014 at 9:02am   
Sign Up to comment

Sign in to see 14 reviews

Review by Gaetano Hardwood Floors, Inc.:

Spinnaker Development is a Premier Custom Home Builder in Newport Beach, CA. I have to say that we at Gaetano Hardwood Floors, Inc. are very privilege to work...
Sign in to see more

Review by carriebirkel:

We love our new home Spinnaker built. The detailing, design, quality of work are the highest quality. We would have them build again if we ever move!
Sign in to see more

Review by Dynamic Garage Door:

Working with Spinnaker Development is always a pleasure. In our trade we get to see many custom homes built by other developers and none so detailed and astonis...
Sign in to see more

Review by quincy123:

Beyond what I ever expected. The team of Spinnaker Development has remained responsive to each and every detail with regard to the home I purchased nine months...
Sign in to see more

Review by freimuth:

We purchased a spec home built by Spinnaker Development. Having built our own home before we were extremely pleased with the degree of quality and attention to...
Sign in to see more
See more reviews

Reviews by Mike Close (3)

Review for Tekkease:

I recently completed a custom home build with the collaboration of Tekkease. We worked together on the intricate design of a custom home theater in Newport Beac...
Sign in to see more

Review for Gaetano Hardwood Floors, Inc.:

I have worked with Richard and the team at Gaetano Hardwood Floors for several years on various styles of homes. As a general contractor I rely heavily on our s...
Sign in to see more

Review for Details a Design Firm:

Details a Design Firm is a cutting edge full service interior design firm. I have had the pleasure to work with Kevin and his team for several years on a variet...
Sign in to see more
© 2014 Houzz Inc.
Houzz® The new way to design your home™