Architects: Butler Armsden Architects
Project: Sea Ranch Escape
Architects in Charge: Lewis Butler, Reba Jones
Interior Design: Matthew Leverone
Landscape Designer: Tony & Susan Ventrella, Gualala Nursery & Trading Co.
Location: Sonoma County coastline, California, United States
Photographs: Joe Fletcher
Text by Butler Armsden Architects
After a long search for a vacation home, our client’s patience paid off when a property in the remote Sea Ranch Escape of California presented itself. When they saw the unique ocean front site, they instantly knew it would serve as the perfect escape from their fast-paced city life.
We were able to make the vacation house accommodate the whole family by adding a two-bedroom guest house for the growing children and their future families. Interiors were updated to function in quiet, simple luxury while still keeping true to the Sea Ranch aesthetic with the vertical grain fir.
Rooms were wrapped in bleached fir, an homage to William Turnbull’s original architecture, with new floor-to-ceiling windows to provide unobstructed views of the sea and meadows beyond. A reduced palette underscores the root of Sea Ranch Escape philosophy that nature is forthright and material integrity emphasizes the sense of place. Furnishings were designed and placed to maximize the view from every room.
Interior Designer, Matthew Leverone’s, light touch in modern furnishings reinforced the serenity of the remote destination. Emerging artists were selected to feature on the walls. The landscape was developed for maximum family gathering enjoyment and views of the breakwater. The clients love that the atmosphere reminds them to take a break from the every day.