A Sea Ranch Stunner With a Green Roof Asks $1.3M

A Sea Ranch Stunner With a Green Roof Asks $1.3M

By Kathryn M.
The Kirkwood House in the celebrated Sea Ranch community along the Californian coast features a sod roof and a sunken courtyard.

Set in the rolling hills of Northern California’s legendary Sea Ranch community, the Kirkwood House was designed in 1972 by architect Paul Hamilton. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath residence observes the community’s tenets of perching lightly on the land; in fact, from some angles the green-roofed residence seems to just barely peek out from the surrounding grass.

A look at the front entrance of Kirkwood House. The home's sod roof helps the property blend into its lush surroundings.

Located just a short stroll from a network of interconnected trails, the 3,000-square-foot home is also conveniently sited within minutes of wonderful beaches, including a popular harbor seal haul-out. Scroll ahead to take a peek inside this enchanting abode, currently listed for $1,295,000.

The Kirkwood House was originally built in 1972 by the late Paul Hamilton, a renowned architect who passed away in 2015.

Comprised of beautiful wood cabinetry and open shelving, the kitchen also has a double oven.

The great room frames sweeping views of the open meadow and ocean beyond, while also providing comfortable sitting areas and dining spaces. 

Expansive glazing allows gorgeous natural light to illuminate the interiors.

At the core of the home is a magnificent stone fireplace. Natural wood lines all of the living spaces, and bold art forms rooted in the natural world complement the lodge-like atmosphere of the great room.

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The Sea Ranch: Architecture, Environment, and Idealism
This large-format and generously illustrated book captures the visionary approach to the land embraced in designs for The Sea Ranch, the planned community that has become a touchstone of 1960s West Coast modernism.
David Trubridge Kina Pendant
The David Trubridge Design Kina Pendant is an enormous lighting fixture inspired by a diminutive sea creature. At more than five feet around, the Kina yet retains the shape and pattern evocative of a sea urchin's shell.
East Fork Bitty Bowl
The smallest of the bunch, but the one we keep finding new uses for. Run a line of them holding votive candles across your mantle, set the table with personal-sized sauce bowls, keep sea salt close at hand (don’t mess with salt spoons—salt is antiseptic; pinch away!).

An interior landscaped courtyard provides an idyllic spot for enjoying an alfresco meal.

The spacious courtyard is sunken into the earth.

Like other areas of the home, the light-filled master suite looks toward the outdoors. 

Just off the bedroom lies the master bath, which includes a rock-lined soaking tub in the style of the Japanese ofuro. There is also an outdoor shower.

The home has a total of three bedrooms and can comfortably sleep up to 10 people. Here is a look at the bedroom located upstairs. Featuring a double bed, one single bed, and a large writing area, the room also houses spectacular ocean and meadow views.

There are also two sets of bunk beds. 

The view from the backyard. 

The property is just a short stroll from a network of interconnected trails. 

The Kirkwood House is accentuated by the sculptures by local artist Bruce Johnson of Cazadero.

39331 Pacific Reach is currently listed for $1,295,000 by The Coastal Real Estate CompanyAll photos are by Paul Kozal.

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