The Hines House, designed by renowned Sea Ranch architect William Turnbull Jr. in 1968, is an award-winning property overlooking the Pacific.

The home is set on two lots of just over 1.5 acres and is two seperate structures which Turnbull referred to as

In the 1960s, San Francisco landscape architect Lawrence Halprin came up with the master plan for the ecologically minded, 10-mile coastal stretch of Sonoma County known as Sea Ranch—a community now famous for its timber-clad, contemporary Northern Californian style. One of the first private residences designed with architect William Turnbull Jr. of the firm MLTW at the helm, the Hines House is now being offered for the first time since 1972 for $2,450,000.

The home is set on two lots of just over 1.5 acres and is two seperate structures which Turnbull referred to as

Hines House, which is set on two lots of just over one-and-a-half acres, is comprised of two separate structures which architect William Turnbull Jr. referred to as “big house, bunk house.”

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Set on just over one-and-a-half acres with prime ocean and forest views, the three-bedroom, three-bath residence includes a 1,977-square-foot main house and a 405-square-foot bunk house. Turnbull worked on the project from its construction in 1968 until he passed in 1997, designing a kitchen expansion, library, view deck, and even new skylights for the home. The Hines House won the Sunset/AIA Home of the Year Award in 1970. Scroll down for a look at this remarkable property and its light-filled interiors. 

This is the smaller structure or the

The bunk house measures 405 square feet.

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This is a side view of the larger structure or the

A side view of the main house reveals the vertical board siding typical of Sea Ranch architecture.

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A center walkway separates the two structure.

A center walkway separates the two structures. 

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Turnbull preserved the natural hillside by designing the levels of interior spaces to coincide with the slope. A vertical terrace between the two buildings affords both private courtyard and stairway with axial views of both the sea and the forest.

Turnbull preserved the natural hillside by designing the levels of interior spaces to coincide with the slope. A vertical terrace between the two buildings affords both the private courtyard and stairway with views of the sea and the forest. 

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The timber-clad exterior of the Hines House projects a strong sense of place.

The timber-clad exterior of the Hines House projects a strong sense of place. 

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Douglas fir interiors and ample glazing convey a oneness with nature throughout the living area. 
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Old growth Redwood and Douglas fir interiors, combined with large picture windows, convey a sense of unity with nature throughout the living space.

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A California casual vibe engulfs the living area.

A laid-back, California vibe permeates the entire home. 

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The high ceilings of the living area in the

The high ceilings and glazing bring the outside in and further strengthen the home’s sense of place. 

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The kitchen area.

The kitchen sits off the living area.

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Six strategically placed skylights

Strategically placed skylights flood the corridors with sunshine.

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A living area in the

A living area in the bunk house.

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A den filled with built-in bookshelves.

The library’s built-in shelves are laden with books.

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The stunning property enjoys ocean and forest views.

The stunning property enjoys ocean and forest views.

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301 Chinquapin Lane is now being offered for $2,450,000 by Ilana Gafni at Crosby Doe Associates. See the full listing here.

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