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William Turnbull’s Binker Barn in the Sea Ranch asks $1.32M

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018

Two wooden exterior structures that make up the home, as seen from the back, with redwoods surrounding the home. Photos by Paul Kozal, courtesy of Hanne Liisberg

Designed by William Turnbull, who helped develop the Sea Ranch community along the Sonoma coast, this 1968 property, christened the Binker Barn, is one of the area’s most prestigious homes.

The secluded abode comes with three bedrooms, two baths, and a two-story detached addition with office, library, and studio. Other highlights include two interior loft spaces accessible by ladder, picture windows, Douglas fir flooring, skylights, and aboral views galore.

Built using post-and-beam style of architecture, the entire home is decked out in vertical redwood slats. True to form, the house aligns with the Sea Ranch’s modernist aesthetics that, as Curbed reported in a comprehensive look at the community, “incorporates the materials of area barns, and the rooflines of the humble shed, while breaking up the interiors into a series of levels and vantage points.”

As noted, the home is divided into two structure, one featuring a primary gable and the other with secondary shed roof forms. Both structures are connected via an outdoor catwalk.

And don’t miss the rooftop deck/lounge with a decidedly contemporary amenity—a new hot tub.

The home underwent a gentle renovation in 2011 to bring the kitchen and bathrooms up to date. And in 2018, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, an official list by the National Park Service denoting historic places worthy of preservation, the only home in the Sea Ranch to receive such an honor.

It last sold in 2005 for $775,000. It’s now asking $1.325 million, through Hanne Liisberg & Co.

The entryway features vertical redwood paneling, a glass front door, wooden stairs, and natural light pouring in.
A window couch with views of the redwood trees outside. The ceiling angles upwards with gentle bulb lighting. There’s also a white couch and white carpeting.
A view of the dining space with soaring ceilings, which again are angled, pictures above the sofa in the living room, and more natural light coming in from the skylight above.
A catwalk leads to the master bedroom. More vertical redwood paneling, which is seen throughout the entire shot. There’s also a barn window, slightly open, showing the master bedroom from the catwalk.
Master bedroom with natural beam of light entering from a skylight, hitting the bed. A large picture window showcases the trees outside.
Rooftop catwalk to the detached office space that has a sloped roof. There’s also a hottub outside.