Modern Home Joins a Storied Site on the Pacific Ocean

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July 8, 2014
A new home at Sea Ranch, a half-century-old enclave of rugged modernist houses on the Northern California coast, captures the spirit of its surroundings. Read Full Article
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  Ramirez and his partner, Sarah Mason Williams, dine at a sequoia table by Redwood Burl next to a hulking juniper tree that they asked the architects to preserve as a centerpiece of the property.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    Ramirez and his partner, Sarah Mason Williams, dine at a sequoia table by Redwood Burl next to a hulking juniper tree that they asked the architects to preserve as a centerpiece of the property.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  The view from Gabriel Ramirez’s property in Sea Ranch, California, where meadow grasses and cypress trees give way to craggy cliffs and the lapping Pacific Ocean. His house joins those that a cohort of forward-thinking architects built along this stretch of coast in the 1960s.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    The view from Gabriel Ramirez’s property in Sea Ranch, California, where meadow grasses and cypress trees give way to craggy cliffs and the lapping Pacific Ocean. His house joins those that a cohort of forward-thinking architects built along this stretch of coast in the 1960s.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  Cor-Ten steel and board-form concrete give the exterior a weathered look.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    Cor-Ten steel and board-form concrete give the exterior a weathered look.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  Norman Millar and Judith Sheine designed the built-ins in the living-dining area, which were made from vertical-grain Douglas fir. Vintage Dutch industrial chairs are arranged around a black walnut dining table that, like the madrone coffee table, is by Urban Hardwoods.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    Norman Millar and Judith Sheine designed the built-ins in the living-dining area, which were made from vertical-grain Douglas fir. Vintage Dutch industrial chairs are arranged around a black walnut dining table that, like the madrone coffee table, is by Urban Hardwoods.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  The living room is furnished with vintage items, including a leather-and-chrome chair by Suekichi Uchida and a stacking stool by Florence Knoll.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    The living room is furnished with vintage items, including a leather-and-chrome chair by Suekichi Uchida and a stacking stool by Florence Knoll.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  Boi sconces, which David Weeks designed for Ralph Pucci, illuminate the bedroom. The area rug is by Stephanie Odegard.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    Boi sconces, which David Weeks designed for Ralph Pucci, illuminate the bedroom. The area rug is by Stephanie Odegard.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  Sea caves on the property forced the architects to split some of the living space into a 483-square-foot guesthouse.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    Sea caves on the property forced the architects to split some of the living space into a 483-square-foot guesthouse.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  The guesthouse has similar built-ins and is outfitted with a reproduction rotating sconce by Serge Mouille and rugs by Stephanie Odegard.  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    The guesthouse has similar built-ins and is outfitted with a reproduction rotating sconce by Serge Mouille and rugs by Stephanie Odegard.

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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  Ramirez Residence Floor PlanA TerraceB Living-Dining-Kitchen AreaC Wine CellarD Half BathroomE Guest Bedroom-OfficeF GarageG Guest BathroomH Guest LoftI Master BathroomJ Master Bedroom  Photo by: Mark Mahaney

    Ramirez Residence Floor Plan

    A Terrace

    B Living-Dining-Kitchen Area

    C Wine Cellar

    D Half Bathroom

    E Guest Bedroom-Office

    F Garage

    G Guest Bathroom

    H Guest Loft

    I Master Bathroom

    J Master Bedroom

    Photo by: Mark Mahaney

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