The clifftop home of the landscape architect who masterminded California’s Sea Ranch community is on the market, and it boasts a sun-drenched solarium with sweeping shorefront views.
Halprin House is set on over five acres of rugged Californian landscape that has been home to its designer, Lawrence Halprin’s family for decades – beginning as a campsite, then a cabin, and finally a fully-formed house. His 1979 structure burned down in 2001; however, the current house is constructed on the foundations of the original and designed as a faithful interpretation of the Halprin home.
The pioneering California property is the only Sea Ranch home built along the clifftop, with Halprin introducing guidelines for how the community’s housing would integrate into nature and the landscape. Like many other Sea Ranch properties, it’s built using wood – including cedar and Douglas fir, and has a rustic, cabin-like aesthetic.
An outdoor deck wraps around the home and the clifftop, and an abundance of windows ensures the sea view is never far away. As well as the main two-bedroom home, the property includes a separate studio, which still has Halprin’s drawings on display.