Considered to be one of the most significant architectural designs to come out of 1960s California, the seaside Condominium One claims awards and history among its bona fides (in addition to insane views).
The first home to be built in the now-famous Sea Ranch development, just 100 miles north of San Francisco, Condominium One feels like a planetary departure from the city. Designed, like all its Sea Ranch neighbors, to blend seamlessly into the forest and the bluff upon which it is perched—with a sloping roof, picture windows, timber-cladding, and wood interiors throughout—it's impossible not to feel at one with nature here. This condo is made for snuggly weekends with blankets and hot cocoa, watching harbor seals, birds, and whales visiting the rocky cove below.
The open-plan design by Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull & Whitaker propelled the SF-based architectural firm (now Turnbull, Griffin & Haesloop) to fame, and it was even added to the National Register of Historical Places – California in 2005 for its "Modern Movement Architecture." The one-bedroom home has an open layout and picturesque views from wherever you choose to lounge.
Of course, if the rustic wood-lodge vibe gives you the itch to bake, the kitchen's fully decked with a Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Bosch dishwasher, and Silestone counters, complimented with a tile-and-rock backsplash. The most drool-worthy feature of all is a triple-compartment wood stove—Homemade pizza, anyone?
Upstairs, the bedroom suite, with a walk-in closet and private bathroom, overlooks the living area below. There is also, of course, a window seat with a skylight that makes for a magical reading nook.
Location: 116 Sea Walk Dr. #4 (The Sea Ranch)
Asking Price: $1,100,000
Square Footage: Approximately 1,000 sq. ft.