Perched on a Bluff: Romantic Oceanview Home in Sight of Seals & Whales:
Imagine stepping from the cool night air into the warm bubbles of your private hot tub. A glass of local wine or a mug of craft beer (you pick!) sits beside you – a tasty memoir of your recent jaunt through Sonoma wine country. As you relax into the soothing water, you glance up at the inky sky, where an eruption of constellations twinkles back at you. It's paradise.
Welcome. Welcome to an oceanfront retreat perched atop a scenic bluff. Welcome to a place where whales breach in the bay, deer eat out of your hand, and seals sun themselves on rocks – to a cozy retreat just a short drive from the gastronomic delights of Mendonoma (Sonoma/Mendocino) and the bustle of San Francisco. Welcome to our dog-friendly home-away-from home in lovely Sea Ranch, California. Welcome to Abalone Bay (http://SeaRanchAbaloneBay.com).
Abalone Bay is both elegant and inviting, seamlessly blending unparalleled ocean views and fine finishes with the comforts of home. Step into our home, and you'll feel instantly at peace: in every room, picture windows invite the outside in. Classic redwood beams meets vaulted ceilings, a gourmet kitchen beckons, Adirondack chairs await on the oceanview terrace, and a private courtyard offers direct access to picturesque bluff trails.
About the original Architect- John Sergio Fisher
Abalone Bay is one of three homes designed by John Fisher in the early to mid 80's.
In 2013 Steve Brodie of Brodie Architecture and Design added a private courtyard with entry and back deck, hot tub, native garden, rack for diving equipment was added. Views to the ocean from the courtyard, especially in line of sight from the hot tub were accomplished by using a sliding barn gate with reverse barn door design.
From personal communication:
I visited Santiago 3 years ago, we were the theatre consultants for the
Corpartes Performing Arts Center there. But the Sergio , which is my real first name, is Italian, I was born in Milano.
Yes, while at Syracuse I supervised the writing of the ANSI standards for
accessibility which formed the basis for the ADA regulations. My incentive was the result of guiding my mother around, who had MS, in a wheelchair and all the obstacles we encountered....My son graduated from UCB in architecture and lives in San Francisco.
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Original design of the house - before courtyard added
Prior to courtyard extension: View of east side of house from planned point for hot tub.
Prior to courtyard extension: View of original side yard to east.
Looking back from the ocean bluff
One last look
A warm corner in which to read
View of the house from the street
Master bath: Roman tub and rain shower. Clerestory windows around the vaulted ceilings
Cedar paneling vaulted ceilings rain shower in the Roman tub- recalls the gentle rainstorm among the redwood trail.
Ready to explore and experience Sea Ranch
- John Fisher, AIA
- Brodie Architecture & Design
- Floriferous Landscaping
- Bart Edson