Dream - Design - Build



We Are Spinnaker Development

We are Spinnaker Development. The premier homebuilder and developer in the greater Newport Beach area. We are a full service general contracting and construction management firm specializing in the new construction of luxury custom homes. We are an award winning firm recognized for all phases of construction including design, project execution and customer service.

We don’t simply build houses. We build better lifestyles. We build with vision. A vision born from open communication with our clients. A vision that combines our experience with your wants and needs. Because every project is unique and we believe in a holistic approach that values quality, beauty and livability above all else. Building our clients dreams is our passion. Building lifelong relations is our pleasure. We look forward to welcoming you to the Spinnaker family.


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Passion fuels dedication, dedication leads to performance, performance drives success!

Mike Close - Spinnaker Development


We believe our work speaks for itself. Browse our most recent projects below.

  • “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 detail. Every bit of the house was thoroughly thought out with very unique and creative touches. The whole Spinnaker team was a joy to work with. Extremely professional and quick to respond to every request. We are extremely proud to say that we own a Spinnaker home and would recommend them to anyone looking to build or remodel.

    Dan & Colleen Freimuth
  • My husband and I cannot imagine living in a home that could better suit our personal taste. From the furnishings down to the fixtures, we love each detail. The Close brothers have been here each step of the way to help us get situated in our new home. When you walk through our door, you can tell that much time, consideration and perfection went into making this home the stand out that it is. Everyday we wake up admiring our surroundings and could not be more happy with our home.

    David & Garland Yi
  • My wife and I found a house being build by Spinnaker Development mid construction. We reached an agreement on the terms of our purchase quickly and then worked closely with them on the details of finishing the home and customizing it for us.During the entire process the principals of Spinnaker and the vendors they worked with were extremely professional and helped us complete the home on time and allowed us to customize the finishes to our taste.This was our first experience with being involved in any type of home design or construction. Normally this process is full of horror stories and disputes. Our experience with Spinnaker was the opposite. Once we agreed on the economics of the transaction, we never had another discussion about those issues. The completion of the home was their total priority and we are extremely happy with the results.Almost a year after we moved in to the home, we regularly hear from Spinnaker and any minor issues we have had have been rectified quickly and completely. I would strongly recommend anyone considering a ground up construction or remodeling project to work with Spinnaker. If competence and integrity are important to you, you will not be disappointed.

    Paul & Emily Casey
  • There’s a new firm in Newport creating quite a buzz. With recent transactions of some of the finest and most desirable properties, Spinnaker has become a major player in our marketplace. The developer offers the best new product in Newport Beach & CDM hands down.

    Jon Dishon, Realtor
  • 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 with Mike Close & his Team at Spinnaker.We have been manufacturing & installing custom hardwood flooring for Spinnaker for quite some time.There is no doubt that Spinnaker Development sets the standards for quality and their attention to detail is amazing!If you are looking to build or remodel a Quality Custom Home I would highly recommend Spinnaker Development for you project.

    Gaetano Hardwood Floors, Inc.
  • 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 astonishingly beautiful as those we get to work on with Spinnaker. It is a pleasure to craft and install our garage doors for Spinnaker and we take great pride in doing so. Keep up the phenomenal work!

    Dynamic Garage Door
  • 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!

    Carrie Burkel
  • 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 ago. Of course, I purchased the home warranty through escrow, but they have come quickly and responded above and beyond what any warranty would ever require. They have fixed tiny tiny things that were not even related to their work….things like little wall knicks that were caused by me moving in furniture. Their workers are the best – their subs I guess I should say – and Michael Close, who has been my contact ‘after purchase’ has been so kind and patient and responsive to each and every request I’ve made. Sometimes he wants to resolve the problem the next day.I just cannot say enough good things about how they are. I have been so very pleasantly surprised. They are just phenomenal, and I’m a tough critic!

    Donna Foulger
  • We have had the pleasure of working with Spinnaker Development on several projects. The quality of material which is selected and workmanship, makes the end project, a home the client will treasure for many years.David and Mike (and the whole Spinnaker team) listen to the professionals they hire making the overall job, a symphony of collaboration that local home owners and Houzz followers cannot wait to see the end results for inspiration for their own projects and homes.The Spinnaker team is dialed in on the latest trends and innovations while incorporating the client’s needs and wishes.We look forward to working with David and Mike for many years to come and invite others to have the Spinnaker experience.

    Details a Design Firm
  • I’ve seen a lot of homes in Newport Beach, and Spinnaker Development builds the highest quality & most tastefully appointed homes around…no question. If you’re looking to build or buy a new home you couldn’t choose a better builder than Spinnaker!

    Cory Christie

The Spinnaker Difference

Our quality standards apply also in terms of service, technical expertise and advice. Our dedicated employees are happy to assist you with know-how and experience with your project.


At Spinnaker, we believe our reputation is the most important thing that precedes us. We have been able to achieve and unprecedented 100% satisfaction rate amongst our homeowners, and that’s more important than any of our awards.


The relationships we build with our clients are built on a strong foundation of trust. We even offer open book accounting and communication, so you can see exactly how your project is coming along.


One of the things that truly defines us as a brand is technology. 360° imaging of rough construction and virtual X-rays of your home are just a few features available right on your mobile device.

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