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The Sea Ranch home of Bay Area landscape architect Lawrence Halprin is on the market for $8 million

An overhead view of the Lodge at Sea Ranch, located on a 10-mile stretch of the Sonoma County coastline. The house belonging to the late landscape architect and master planner Lawrence Halprin, located in the community, is now on the market for $8 million. 

An overhead view of the Lodge at Sea Ranch, located on a 10-mile stretch of the Sonoma County coastline. The house belonging to the late landscape architect and master planner Lawrence Halprin, located in the community, is now on the market for $8 million. 

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A distinctive Sea Ranch home that once belonged to master planner and renowned Bay Area landscape architect Lawrence Halprin is now on the market for $8 million — the highest asking price of any residence sold in the remote community on a 10-mile stretch of the Sonoma County coastline, reports Forbes

Built in 2003 — the original property was reportedly destroyed in a 2001 wildfire — the two-bedroom house on a former sheep ranch is also the largest in the residential development, spanning 5.1 acres. Sea Ranch was the brainchild of Halprin, who along with a team of other Berkeley architects and planners designed the community in the 1960s with the intention of reflecting the area’s natural surroundings. They operated under the premise of living “lightly on the land,” according to the Sea Ranch Association’s website, with communal clusters of properties built along the rugged cliffs bearing a minimalist look and feel. 

Halprin’s own second home features an unpainted wood exterior and a slanted roof. It still has traces of personal touches from when his family lived there, including rugs, window seats and other decor, while the architect’s separate studio still has some of his sketches pinned to the wall, according to the Forbes article. 

The late architect, who died in 2009 at the age of 93, was also known for crafting a number of famous outdoor spaces throughout San Francisco, including Ghirardelli Square, Levi’s Plaza, the Letterman Digital Arts Center in the Presidio, the amphitheater at Stern Grove and the United Nations Plaza downtown, in addition to other landscape planning for BART stations. 

The home is listed through Sonoma and Mendocino-based real estate agency Liisberg and Company.