Joseph Esherick

2 bedrooms/1 bath
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"Discover peace and privacy in your very own redwood grove at this two-bedroom Sea Ranch home, an architectural wonder with a wealth of innovative design and a stunning location within earshot of the ocean.

Designed by the famed architect Joseph Esherick and built as a demonstration house in 1968, this cozy three-level home sits on the eastern edge of Sea Ranch with no adjacent neighbors in sight. Step inside to find 684 square feet of living space designed in the classic Sea Ranch style, where works of art by Anthony Burrill, Robert Indiana, and Barbara Stauffacher Solomon compliment the woodland views, mid-century furnishings, and original architectural details.

Whether you're an enthusiast of art and architecture or simply in search of a tranquil retreat, you will be mesmerized by the beauty of Sea Ranch on the Northern California Coast. " Chad DeWitt, Framestudio



The history.  Sea Ranch’s 1960’s utopian roots are thankfully being preserved by its current owners. The community was envisioned to be affordable, democratic and preserve the area’s natural beauty by blending into the environment. 

The site. Just three hours north of San Francisco on Highway 1, the master plan by Lawrence Halprin encompasses 10 miles of Sonoma County coastline and forest.

Extraordinary architecture. Everywhere. Take long walks amid 1800 homes designed by Joseph Esherick, William Turnbull, Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon and Richard Whitaker. 

The restoration. Perfect! Well done!


Joseph Esherick (1914-1998) was awarded the AIA Gold Medal in 1989, the highest honor given to architects for lifetime achievement. He was cited as an ''outstanding designer, an educator steeped in the arts, and a humanist with a deep concern for the betterment of the profession and our society.'' His firm received the AIA National Firm of the Year Award in 1986 and in 1992 Esherick received the first AIA California Council Maybeck Award.

In 1959, Esherick was the co-founder, along with William Wurster and Vernon DeMars, of Berkeley's influential College of Environmental Design (CED). The CED encompassed disciplines of architecture, landscape architecture, environmental planning and city planning.

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