explore 1970s architecture of the sea ranch along northern california's pacific coast

explore 1970s architecture of the sea ranch along northern california's pacific coast

a timber home by carson bowler is listed for sale

 

Nestled within the secluded enclaves of The Sea Ranch in California, an oceanfront residence recalls the seventies coastal architecture by American designer Carson Bowler. The 1972-built home had been renovated by Obie Bowman in 1997 with respect to its intelligent layout and careful attention to detail. Newly captured images have been revealed of the timber dwelling and its interiors in time for its listing for sale through Sotheby’s International Realty — step inside the coastal retreat inspired by the Pacific shores of Northern California.

sea ranch carson bowlerimages © Paul Kozal for Sotheby’s International Realty

 

 

northern california’s coastal retreat

 

Crafted with Redwood exteriors and Douglas Fir interiors, the Carson Bowler-designed Sea Ranch home gazes out over the Pacific Ocean coastline. Situated on nearly an acre of oceanfront property, the home provides private access to a secluded cove, perfect for seasonal fishing and abalone diving, making it truly unique in the region.

 

Inside, a grand entrance welcomes visitors with large pillars and rustic log timbers. On the main level, an inviting living space and gourmet chef’s kitchen are overlooked by an elevated dining room with a gas fireplace with a copper hearth — all opening widely out toward postcard ocean panoramas. Two adjoining living room and lounge areas lead onto large outdoor decks, complete with a gas fireplace and built-in window seats that frame the distant horizon.

 

The lower levels of the home unveil spacious bedrooms and lounging areas. The primary bedroom suite offers more sweeping ocean views and a wall of copper-lined bookcases, while two guest bedrooms occupy the East Wing of the home, one of which features a so-called ‘mystical portal’ that brings the soothing sounds of the ocean into the room.

sea ranch carson bowler

 

 

the sea ranch lifestyle

 

The Sea Ranch, known for its iconic timber-frame structures and pioneering architecture, offers an idyllic coastal lifestyle. Stretching across ten miles of Sonoma County’s coastline, The Sea Ranch boasts over fifty-five miles of forested hiking trails, more than sixty miles of private roads for bike rides and scenic drives, and even a private airstrip for convenient access. Residents can enjoy three recreation facilities featuring outdoor heated pools and sports, all backdropped by the ancient Redwoods and pristine beaches.

sea ranch carson bowler
the home is built with Redwood exteriors and Douglas Fir interiorssea ranch carson bowler
a grand entrance welcomes visitors with large pillars and rustic log timbers sea ranch carson bowler
two adjoining living room and lounge areas lead onto large outdoor decks

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full height windows are framed by rustic log pillars

sea ranch carson bowler
interiors open widely out toward postcard ocean panoramas

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a bedroom is surrounded by views across the forest canopy and Pacific Ocean beyond

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