The Sea Ranch, possibly the most aesthetically ideal California coastal community ever conceived, sits at the northernmost tip of Sonoma County and constitutes one of the last and furthest outposts of the Bay Area.
And just north of that, barely over the county line, lies the very small town (population 2,100 or so) of Gualala, where a costal house is making a bid to play on the Sea Ranch legacy despite technically lying a few miles up the road.
Of the three bed, one and a half bath 1986 property now for sale, realtor Barry Weiss boasts about the “ocean views from every room,” redwood trim that was taken straight from the property itself, and expansive deck overlooking the Pacific, apparently a product of Eric Black, longtime owner and designer of the nearby St. Orres Inn.
Although the public listing is keeping the address private for now, the adjacent 13-acre lot that’s also included in the $1.25 million price tag sits at 33071 Highway One.
In fact, this neighboring bonus property may be an even more attractive prospect than the home itself, particularly since Weiss also mentions a “completed foundation for a second home” already sitting unused in this otherwise Edenic enclave.
(The main property itself is many times larger at 47 acres, Weiss tells Curbed SF.)
This place certainly has the Sea Ranch look (from the outside at least, the interiors could use a more modern touch), with the extensive use of shingling and the alignment of the home right on the crest of a ridge in keeping with the Sea Ranch principles of homes that compliment rather than compete with the natural beauty of the environment.
But is it as good as the real thing? That’ll come down to whether anyone is willing to take up that $1.25 million price tag.