1968 Original Mid-Century Modern Turnbull Binker Barn for sale at The Sea Ranch

Iconic, ridgetop Sea Ranch Binker Barn, designed by master architect, William Turnbull, Jr., FAIA. Nestled in the redwoods on 1.6 private, forested acres with permanently uninterruptable sweeping, natural forest and ocean views. Three bedrooms, two baths, and a two-story detached addition with office, library, media center, studio, and storage for a total of approx. 2500 SQ. Modern gourmet galley kitchen with custom VG Fir cabinets and Viking appliances, remodeled in 2011. Spa, cozy fireplace and window seats, two lofts for the kids, two decks for everybody, and a generous two-car garage (approx. 500 SQ). Built in 1968, the home has been maintained like new. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in December 2018, the only Sea Ranch house to be so honored.”

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Turnbull architecture section of a typical Binker Barn

The barn aesthetic becomes clearer along the perimeter of the interior. Criss-crossing beams and metal bolts are exposed, alongside structural timber beams overhead.

One of the upstairs lofts provides a cozy seating area and ocean views through the treetops. Walls of windows wrap around the space, warming the nook with natural light.

A drive through the redwood forest leads to the home’s entrance. The home sits on 1.6 acres with permanently protected forest and ocean views.

A birds-eye view of the multiple loft areas. Simple, exposed conduit lighting runs along the steeply pitched roof, creating a warm glow against the redwood.

In 2010, an addition was added onto the rear of the home, accessible via a catwalk that appears to float among the redwood trees. A hot tub rounds out the options for relaxing and entertaining in this lush oasis.

Multiple lofts are playfully linked by catwalks that stretch from the northern to the southern end of the home. Yet another loft area is stacked high above, accessible only by a ladder.

A look at the living and dining room, with barn-style doors and openings. Shown here, the original 1968 redwood interior was completed by master craftsman Matthew Silvia.

The dining space flows into a kitchen. Planks of wood continue to dominate the space, with redwood along the ceiling and walls, and Douglas fir along the floors.

The galley-style kitchen was modernized in 2011 with the addition of new Douglas fir custom cabinetry and Viking appliances. The kitchen countertops stretch along the wall, drawing the eye out sliding glass doors.

Classic Turnbull barn interior with 3 floors

A view of the Abel House and its classic Sea Ranch design. With sloping rooflines and a naturally aged wood exterior, the minimalist aesthetic is meant to blend with nature.

The property also features lushly landscaped areas with paths for walking through the enchanted setting. The two-car garage is designed in the same Sea Ranch style.

An architectural rendering by Al Forster shows the original 1968 structure, connected via a catwalk to the 2010 addition.