Construction Diary: At Sea Ranch, a Couple Build a “Forever Moving” Home Made to Change With Them

Four equal-size rooms open one onto the next via large barn doors, encouraging continuous motion throughout its modest footprint.
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It wasn’t just that they wanted a place to grow old in, here among the pines and firs of the famed Sea Ranch community in Northern California. David Ross and his husband, Mark Dutcher, wanted a place to grow old with them—a house that would bear, with unfussy equanimity, the various marks of its making and remaking and maturation.

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