A Miraval Moment With Robert Scanlan and David Kinnett, Pinnacle Residential

When it comes to developing thoughtful communities that are at once unique and timeless, Robert Scanlan and David Kinnett, Co-Founders and Principals of Pinnacle Residential, are pioneers. Together, the team brings more than 50 years of residential development experience to each and every new home community they build in Southern California.  So, when an opportunity came to blaze a new trail in an already established and beloved community in Costa Mesa, Scanlan and Kinnett instantly had a vision…one that is quickly becoming Miraval at Mesa Verde. We recently sat down with these dynamic developers to learn more about the project and why it’s creating big buzz in Orange County.

Q: You do more than develop and build homes, you create communities with heart.  Tell us more about your approach.

A:  At Pinnacle, we love what we do and it shows in our continuing commitment to design and build communities that have a heartbeat and endure the test of time. Our homes are a new reflection of their surroundings and the larger communities in which they reside. They belong rather than intrude. They’re updated and modern, but purposefully unpretentious. They’re the new icons on the block, built with meticulous quality and timeless design. We focus on every detail.  We strive to partner with companies that share our vision for design and our love our architecture.

Q:  Who is your development partner in Miraval at Mesa Verde?

A:  At Miraval, we’re continuing our successful collaboration with Collective Housing Supply and its principal, Pete Zehnder. Our previous projects with Pete’s firm include Westreef, Collective Eastside and Collective on the Park. All have raised the bar for residential infill development in coastal Orange County and particularly within Costa Mesa, drawing discerning homebuyers seeking stylish, high-quality homes built for modern living.

Q:  Can you give us a sense of what we can expect at Miraval? 

A:  We are thrilled to be introducing this collection of 10 exclusive homes to the market this fall, with our model opening in early June. Each home at Miraval will offer more than 3,300 square feet of spacious living on homesites exceeding 7,500 square feet - a rarity with infill development. The homes have been designed with specific attention to detail to maximize light, space and create an effortless transition from indoor to outdoor living, and we’ve incorporated the use of unique, natural materials to create custom elevations with each residence. We’ve also taken into account the Mid Century design influences found in Mesa Verde, ensuring that Miraval encompasses timeless Contemporary California architecture and brings artisanal design to each home with features including a floating staircase, expansive bi-fold doors and private courtyard. 

Q: Why develop Miraval - what about this particular project are you most excited about?

A: In a city as established and built out as Costa Mesa, it is a rare opportunity to create an upscale, large lot community. I [Dave] lived in Mesa Verde for 5 years, so it is exciting for me to bring something fresh to a familiar and beloved neighborhood.


Q: How does Miraval "fit" the Pinnacle Residential profile?

A: Pinnacle prides ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of design. Teaming up with The Dahlin Group has allowed us to develop a unique, fresh, yet functional home designed for modern California living.


Q: Why Mesa Verde?  What about Mesa Verde and Costa Mesa makes it perfect for development now?

A: Mesa Verde has always been a jewel in the middle of Costa Mesa. This community offers a relaxed, suburban feel, yet is conveniently located just minutes from freeways, premier shopping, and the airport. Mesa Verde’s safe, family oriented neighborhood continues to command high property values, and Miraval will allow residents to enjoy the best that Orange County has to offer from the comfort of a spacious and contemporary single-family home.


Q: What are the latest trends you're seeing in development in Costa Mesa?

A: Costa Mesa has experienced tremendous growth of higher density, three-story projects. Being able to offer a large, two-story home on a spacious lot will provide a rare opportunity for new home buyers looking for a more unique property.


Q: What are some of your influences in developing Miraval?

A: Our goal in designing Miraval was to introduce a more contemporary design that appeals to home buyers while still blending in with the varying architectural styles already present in Mesa Verde’s communities.


Q: What are your favorite places to shop, eat and hang out near Miraval?

A Costa Mesa is home to an incredible culinary scene, and restaurants like Eat Chow, Echo, and Taco Mesa are some of our go-tos. Segerstrom Center for the Arts offers a line-up of world-class shows and concerts, and if you like shopping, you can’t beat South Coast Plaza