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Sea Ranch Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

  • 01:00 - 13 September, 2009
Sea Ranch Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop
Sea Ranch Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop

Sea Ranch Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Sea Ranch Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Sea Ranch Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Sea Ranch Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop +13

  • Architects

  • Location

    The Sea Ranch, CA 95480, United States
  • Architects

    Turnbull Griffin Haesloop / Eric Haesloop, FAIA and Mary Griffin, FAIA
  • Structural Engineer

    Jon Brody, Jon Brody Consulting Engineers
  • General Contractor

    Don Matheny, Don Matheny Construction
  • Project Year

    2007

From the architect. Located at the Sea Ranch on an infill lot, we designed this 1,030 square foot house and 550 square foot guest house to create a threshold in the larger landscape, moving from the contained space of the hedge row to the open space of the meadow. We looked to some of the earlier agricultural forms along the north coast and paired the barn shape of the main house with the agricultural shed shape of the guest house to form a compound that creates a woodland garden on the entry side of the house.

From the garden, the entry of the main house opens through a bar of support spaces and steps up into a narrow section of the open space, covered by the broad barn roof shape that is sloping up. This large volume is carved away to shape an exterior octagonal deck that draws the open meadow into the center of the house. Grass planted header steps spill down from the deck out into the meadow. A continuous band of windows and doors follows the cutout to capture the distant diagonal views of the coastline. The simple form of the barn is made spatially more complex by eroding the form.

The owner requested refined detailing that would still feel comfortable within the context of the Sea Ranch. We layered the materials to reveal the steel and framing of the wood window wall. The white painted walls form the major walls and by reserving the exposed wood and steel construction for the shaped walls and bays we could use the detailing to further reinforce the overall site and spatial experience of moving from hedgerow to meadow.

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david medina · October 18, 2010

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UX Feeder · October 18, 2010

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Jesse McFarlane · September 21, 2009

Beautiful! RT @officeal: Nice wood-themed architecture: The Sea Ranch Residence http://bit.ly/IESoH

Officeal · September 21, 2009

Nice wood-themed architecture: The Sea Ranch Residence http://bit.ly/IESoH

Randy Brown · September 16, 2009

RT @moldingdesign: Sea Ranch Residence / Turnbull Griffin Haesloop:
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Stephen Payne · September 16, 2009

we love #california's sea ranch and this house, too | http://bit.ly/2AEejX (thx & RT @mhlmagazine)

StructureHub Blog · September 15, 2009

Improves on Charles Moore's legacy, I'd say. The exterior retains the rugged warmth of the wood cladding and boxy stance; I think the interior is actually better than the dark, musty-looking spaces of some of Moore's work. Here, the inside is crisply done with warm, but not too dark wood finish, and the strategic use of white to brighten the air and create focal points.

Carl Bunch · September 15, 2009

Your work at the Sea Ranch is perfect as is your work on our home in Napa. Seeing photos of your new projects makes me want to start all over again although I couldn't live anywhere else or in any other house than the one you designed for me. I spend an hour every morning just looking at the ceiling! What a great way to live: in a TGH design.

The Hawk · September 15, 2009

Brilliant work, well done.

Terry Glenn Phipps · September 14, 2009

Lest the fires, floods, droughts, and earthquakes stave off our recollection of why there ever was a California dream, there is architecture like this to rekindle it.

ygogolak · September 14, 2009

Love the cantilever on the built in table.

Carlos Martinez · September 14, 2009

Great work, excellent. Love the details.

David Basulto [tricky] · September 14, 2009

I like this house... a lot.

peppy · September 14, 2009

love the woodwork...
reminds me of the classic sea ranch project by charles moore

Architecture+Molding · September 14, 2009

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Nathan · September 14, 2009

Beautiful! Their work demonstrates an incredible amount of restraint.

Bocetos Digitales · September 14, 2009

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armeyn · September 14, 2009

great! this is really feels like HOME
love it!

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