About two-and-a-half hours north of San Francisco on a 10-mile stretch of California’s famous Highway One lies the Sea Ranch. This cluster of modernist homes was first conceived in the 1960s by a group of architects who envisioned an idyllic community among the rocky Northern California coast. One such architect, William "Bill" Turnbull, Jr., designed many of the area’s homes, including 17 called Binker Barns, one of which just hit the market.
Get carefully curated content filled with inspiring homes from around the world, innovative new products, and the best in modern design.
Turnbull was a key figure in the establishment of the aesthetic known today as the Sea Ranch architectural style. His designs helped to set the moody tone for which the area’s homes are known—generally, structures with sloping roofs, wood cladding, and finishes that adhere to strict guidelines for minimizing impact on nature. Overlooking rocky cliffs and the Pacific Ocean, each of the homes are nestled among rolling hills and timber forests.
The Binker Barns were designed to resemble their namesake in a classic post-and-beam style with exposed framing and meticulous joinery. Known as the Baker House, this 1968 Blinker Barn is the only home in Sea Ranch that’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 2,500-square-foot home has been meticulously maintained, with some recent modernizations in the kitchen and bathrooms. Scroll ahead to take a look at the masterfully crafted redwood interior.
Divided into two structures, the 1968 main house features three bedrooms and two bathrooms, spread out across a three-storied lofted interior. A two-story detached addition was built in 2010 and connects to the main house via a catwalk, offering space for an office, library, and media center. A detached two-car garage also sits on the wooded property.
Editor's note: This article previously referred to the home as the "Abell House," which was submitted as the preferred property name on the National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. However, the final registration lists the property as the "Baker House," after its original owners.
35292 Timber Ridge Rd is currently listed for $1,325,000 by Hanne Liisberg & Co.
Know of a home for sale or rent that should be featured on Dwell.com? Find out how to submit to Dwell.