The Bluff Reach home was first designed by Ralph Matheson and renovated in 1990 by William Turnbull Jnr. Structurally, edits made to the plan by Butler Armsden were minimal. A new top floor addition is accessed through the powder-coated steel staircase in the living room, leading to a tower housing a new office. Views from the bedroom and family room are let in through smaller openings that match the boxy protrusions of the exterior.
In line with the Sea Ranch philosophy, the exterior is entirely clad in cedar timber. On the inside, the white-washed vertical planks of Douglas fir wrap the ceilings and walls and are underscored by the natural light. It’s the beautiful blur between the built and the natural, smooth and sharp and interior and exterior which make this home — and its inhabitants — feel entirely at ease in Sea Ranch.