About Cinnamon Shore old


Cinnamon Shore is a 300-home beachfront community located on Mustang Island just off the coast of Corpus Christi. Nestled behind 300 feet of protective dunes, this pedestrian-friendly planned community was designed in classic tradition with all of the finest amenities:

  • Beautiful beach
  • Pools and parks
  • Paver sidewalks along palm-lined streets
  • Stocked lakes
  • Fishing Pavilion and Boardwalk
  • Town Center composed of restaurants, shops, an entertainment stage and more

Above all, every detail of Cinnamon Shore was thoughtfully designed to embrace the beauty of Mustang Island and the slow-paced charm of a walking neighborhood.

Cinnamon Shore is a simpler way of life.


The team of developers who planned Cinnamon Shore envisioned a small beach town community within the city of Port Aransas. As a community, Cinnamon Shore fosters a strong connection between our residents and the relaxed beauty of Mustang Island.


Jeff Lamkin, CEO, Sea Oats Group Cinnamon Shore Developer
Jeff Lamkin

Jeff is the CEO of Sea Oats Group, an investment firm focused on lifestyle businesses.  Jeff brings sales, marketing and operations expertise to companies and partners.  Jeff has been actively involved since the creation and remains active in the ongoing vision of Cinnamon Shore.  He is also a partner and serves on the boards of One Water Marine Holdings, Giant Worldwide and Global Genomics Group.  He proclaims that his continued success is tied to great businesses with aligned partners and strong managers.

The Town Planner

Mark Schnell, Town Planner
Mark Schnell

As a nationally and internationally renowned designer, Mark Schnell has distinguished himself in all aspects of the urban design profession: visioning, planning, development strategy, community revitalization, design codes, building design and landscape design.

In September of 2004, Mark opened his own practice called Schnell Urban Design LLC (SchnellUrbanDesign.com) in Walton County, Florida. Since then, Mark has designed communities in Texas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida and the Bahamas.

Cinnamon Shore is among the most prominent of the Schnell Urban Design LLC projects. Mark provided an extremely wide range of services for Cinnamon Shore: he drew the plan, wrote the design code, designed parks and buildings, and continues to provide design review for houses, condominiums and amenities.

Mark is a passionate student of the urban and natural environments, and he participates in movements and organizations that move the profession forward. He is a current member of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) and the Seaside Institute and has been a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Mark is a CNU-accredited professional and helped organize the Emerald Coast Branch of the USGBC.

The Cinnamon Shore Team


Our Real Estate Team

Cinnamon Shore Real Estate Team

  • Lee Ann Peters – Director of Sales
  • Jodi Peters – Broker
  • Katie Kuykendall – Sales Associate
  • Emma Garcia – Office Manager
  • Kayla Wibe – Bookkeeper (Not Pictured)
  • Vicky Glenn – Controller

Our Rentals Team

Cinnamon Shore Vacation Rental Team
Pictured from Top Left to Bottom Right: Steven Martinez, Mike Mangione, Jeff Martindale, Samantha Dromgoole, Kelly Dromgoole, Maxine Tischler, James Tishchler, Donny Byrd, Ashton Lytle, Leah Livengood, Vicky Glenn, Lianne Thomas, Lisa, Brittany Martinez, Celeste Edwards
  • Collie Farley – Director of Marketing
  • Lianne Thomas – Sales and Marketing Manager
  • Celeste Edwards – Director of Special Events
  • Kelly Dromgoole – Director of Owner Services
  • Samantha Dromgoole – Operations Manager
  • Jeff Martindale – Director of Maintenance

The Builder’s Guild 

Simplicity. It describes life on the water as well as the style of our homes built by our distinguished Builder’s Guild. A Cinnamon Shore house is rooted in the unique environment and culture of the Gulf Coast. The design principles that marked its seaside structures generations ago – proportion, color, rhythm, texture and scale – are still the basic architectural elements of our community today.

Home exteriors feature clean lines, simple massing and attention to actual architectural details, not just applied ornamentation. All homes have front porches that encourage neighborly visits, and all provide village, park, pond, bay or Gulf views. Inside, each home offers a private sanctuary with all the modern comforts and conveniences you’d expect.

Our Builder’s Guild includes:

Keystone Company

Gregg Turicchi, Keystone Company, Cinnamon Shore Builder
Gregg Turicchi
Zach Turicchi, Keystone Company, Cinnamon Shore Builder
Zach Turicchi

Keystone Company, the Turicchi family’s firm, has been based in Port Aransas for over a decade and specializes in upper-end, custom home construction. Keystone Company has been building Texas homes for 30+ years, including award-winning projects on Mustang Island in the Developments of Beachwalk 1 and 2. The Turicchis take a “hands-on” approach and keep a keen eye to detail in every crafted project. Keystone Company built the 2009 Southern Living Idea House at Cinnamon Shore and is now a selected builder member of the prestigious Southern Living custom building program.

Zach Turicchi of Keystone Company

Zach Turicchi began his building career as a young boy following his father, Gregg Turicchi, around construction sites. Zach ventured into the world of graphic design, where he developed and sold several successful businesses. Some years ago, he experienced a yearning to return to his roots and to the coast to join his father, the principal of Keystone Company, as a builder partner.

Newport Custom Homes

Jodi Steen, Owner, Custom Newport Homes - Cinnamon Shore Partner
Jodi Steen

With over two decades of building and developing experience in the Coastal bend area, Jodi Steen, owner of Newport Custom Homes and a Certified Green Professional with the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), has committed to building her reputation and to crafting fine homes, just as she learned under the guidance of her father three decades ago. Her mission is to build unique homes that are a tailored expression of the clients’ dreams. In order to achieve the highest quality in home building, she remains directly and personally involved in each and every aspect of construction.








Premier Coastal Homes, Inc.

Steve McLaughlin, Owner, Premier Coastal Homes, Inc. - Cinnamon Shore Partner
Steve McLaughlin

Premier Coastal Homes, Inc., is owned and operated by Steve McLaughlin, who started the company after a 20-year naval career. Steve prides himself on customer relations throughout the entire construction process. He personally oversees every job, and his attention to detail assures the customer an exceptional quality home. Premier Coastal Homes was the acclaimed builder of the 2015 Coastal Living Show House.

Conner Coastal Homes

Chris Connor, Owner, Connor Coastal Homes - Cinnamon Shore Partner
Chris Connor

Chris Conner is a fifth-generation Texan and a third-generation builder who has a feel for how homes fit into the native landscape and a deep attention to craftsmanship. Chris learned to put quality and function first from his father, a University of Texas-trained architect who joined the Houston-based construction company started by his grandfather.
Chris broadened his career to undertake commercial projects that include hospitals and restaurants, as well as retail, medical and condominium buildings. Those projects led to private commissions to build luxury homes for his satisfied commercial clients, who prized his attention to detail and craftsmanship.





Legacy DCS 

Cass Brewer, President, Legacy DCS - Cinnamon Shore Partner
Cass Brewer

Cass Brewer, President, and born entrepreneur, has been launching and managing businesses since age 13. He has worked for a Fortune 100 corporation in its development divisions, been Vice president of the Texas Division of Centex Destination Properties, and managed projects for C.F. Jordan, Inc., a leading developer of multi-family housing. Cass Brewer has a long history in renovations, home building and multi-family condo construction giving him the dual advantage of not only knowing the most efficient means of completing a project but also being able to provide thoughtful, personal service that is so often missing in this industry. Cass holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Texas State University. He is a Certified Energy Star Builder committed to the concept of high-quality green building.








H Square Design Build

Trent Henry, H Square Design Build - Cinnamon Shore Partner
Trent Henry

H Square Design Build is an architectural and construction firm dedicated to delivering the highest level of quality and value through unmatched customer service and attention to detail. From conception to completion, H Square is the provider of choice for luxury home construction, beautiful vacation escapes, and innovative remodeling for highly discerning individuals passionate about their future home.

H Square is a family partnership between architect Melton Henry and builder Trent Henry. Together, this father and son team have cumulatively designed and built superior custom homes for 30 plus years. Melton Henry is an AIA certified, award winning architect. In addition to his experience with custom homes, Melton’s designs have shaped the Houston skyline and redefined luxury master-planned shorelines throughout the Gulf Coast region. Melton works closely with clients to capture their vision, add expertise to the project and bring life to the project on paper. Trent Henry is a serial entrepreneur. Since college, Trent has launched two successful businesses. He is an experienced builder and his philosophy of attaining accuracy and distinguished design to building custom homes is key to the process. Trent is responsible for all business operations of H Square. Trent guides the client through the process and communicates the details of budget, quality and timelines of the schedule.

The H Square team bridges the gap between the architect and builder in order to create innovative, cohesive solutions throughout the design and building process. H Square builds a customer relationship focused on professionalism, integrity and trust.



Preferred Architects

All plans must be approved by Cinnamon Shore’s design committee. Other architects may be approved as long as they adhere to the design code.

Lynn Peters

LK Design Group - Cinnamon Shore Partner
Lynn Peters Design Group

LK Design Group was recently name one of San Antonio fastest growing companies, completing Residential, Hospitality, Office, Retail and Healthcare projects throughout the United States. Lynn Peters, AIA, IIDA, President and CEO formed LK Design Group in 1996. Lynn, an Architect and Interior Designer is licensed in Texas and 37 states. One measure of our success is the degree of repeat business we perform. This is a testimony to our belief to delivering quality, on time projects to our clients. Our staff has diverse experience in architecture, planning and interior design.

Schnell Urban Design

Mark Schnell owns and operates a boutique urban design firm called Schnell Urban Design. The firm was founded in September 2004 in Walton County, Florida, and has worked in six states and the Bahamas. Learn more at SchnellUrbanDesign.com.

Santa Rosa Beach, FL
+1 (850) 419-2397

Melton Henry Architectural Group Architects

Melton Henry, Architectural Group Architects - Cinnamon Shore Partner
Melton Henry

Melton Henry Architectural Group, P.L.L.C., was established in 1980 as a full-service architectural firm with the philosophy “a personal approach with quality architectural services,” which has successfully molded the firm’s expertise to encompass a broad range of project types, including historic renovation, office buildings, hotels, condominiums, country clubs, retail centers, institutional work for public schools, universities and health/research facilities. Over the past 26 years, the key personnel of Melton Henry Architectural Group have been responsible for the delivery of projects of all sizes and complexity totaling more than $800 million in construction costs.

Houston, TX
+1 (713) 572-0577

Kissling Architecture

Kissling Architecture - Cinnamon Shore Partner
Kissling Architecture

Jim Kissling
San Antonio, TX
+1 (830) 980-4773

James Kissling, Principal Architect, Kissling Architecture - Cinnamon Shore Partner
Jim Kissling

James G. Kissling, AIA, is the principal architect of Kissling Architecture. He is a registered Architect and Interior Designer with over 30 years’ experience in the design industry. A native Texan and a summer resident of coastal Texas, James believes in understanding his clients’ needs for function and aesthetics while remaining thoughtful of what each client’s financial needs may be. James’ lifelong passion for his work and the coast assures his clients that he possesses an in-depth understanding of the structural requirements, the proper design techniques, and the use of high-quality materials that are necessary to withstand ever-changing coastal environments. After all, James believes that architecture is not meant to be a monument to the architect but rather a timeless classic to be enjoyed for years to come.

Peter Linn

Pete Linn, Architect - Cinnamon Shores Partner
Peter Linn

Peter Linn is an architect with over 35 years of experience with a very diverse portfolio of residential and commercial projects, both public and private. From a simple residential addition to office buildings with a million square feet, each of Linn’s designs reflects the client and their program, the site context and budget – not a stylized look reflecting some architectural ambition. Linn’s Cinnamon Shore designs are each as unique as the client, representing a particular program for living and sleeping spaces organized around the opportunities specific to each building site, like view corridors and outdoor spaces. Linn’s substantial experience with high-end residential construction is further supported with broad personal experience with the actual construction of numerous residential designs. This first-hand experience with the craft of construction results in Linn’s ability to create unique and client-responsive architectural designs that are easily built, and it recognizes that the very best architecture requires the collaboration and execution of the contractor and all of the trades.

To provide high quality design services, Linn works exclusively with 3-dimensional CAD software from the very beginning of the design phase. Your design is at all times viewable in 3D from any vantage point, inside and out. The significance of this design approach is the almost total elimination of drafting errors that can result from conventional 2D line drawings, because Linn’s construction documents are actually derived from the 3D model where the finished product is always readily visible.

Trademark Home Designs, LLC.

Bill Sommerfeldt, Trademark Home Design, LLC. - Cinnamon Shore PartnerTrademark Home Design, LLC. was founded and is operated by Bill Sommerfeldt. Bill has been designing homes since 1992 and has degrees in Architectural Engineering & Design and Construction Management. Bill prides himself in understanding both design and the construction process. His firm specializes in bringing a customer’s wish list to life through architectural design and at the same time optimizing the construction plans for the builder.

He is currently dedicated to designing custom coastal homes primarily for Cinnamon Shore and the Port Aransas coastal area.


Minneapolis, MN

(715) 531-5337