This 2 bedroom, office and 2 bath home was completed in the beginning of 2005. The exterior is composed with board and batten siding, and uses a veneer plywood in place of the usual 1x8 boards. This type of plywood enables fewer seams in the exterior, protecting against the salt air and moisture at the Sea Ranch. The interior, inspired by the simple elegance of the historic Knipp-Stengel (also known as the White) Barn, is composed of horizontal tongue in groove applied to the walls, skip sheathing with exposed rafter ceilings and custom-made cabinets throughout. As of 2004, sprinkler systems are a requirement for all new homes in Sonoma County, and we decided on exposed copper fittings.
This is a 2200 square foot home, the maximum allowable square footage for residences on the meadow west of Highway One. Its size is restricted by the Bane Bill of Sonoma County, enacted in 1980. For more information on the Bane Bill, visit Frequently Asked Questions.
Like all homes in this portion of The Sea Ranch, a septic system must be installed on the property. Based on the percolation test for the soils on this property, a leach field and back-up mound system have been designed.
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©2004 James Docker, MFA designer/builder of custom homes at The Sea Ranch, CA