Events October 2024

Interior, Baker House (1968, William Turnbull Jr.), Sea Ranch, CA. Photo courtesy
Further Afield Tour

The Sea Ranch Weekend

October 18, 2024

Along ten miles of rugged Northern California coast is a radical architectural experiment that embodies the idealism of the 1960s. Built on a former sheep ranch, The Sea Ranch housing development was envisioned by its founders to be a unique second home community that brought together a range of hearty like-minded individuals, who through collective ownership and place-driven design, sought to conserve the natural environment.

Docomomo’s The Sea Ranch travel tour begins with a stroll through the meadow via an iconic cypress hedgerow to explore the original development ideas as laid out by Larry Halprin. Tour the early buildings by Moore, Lyndon, Turnbull and Whitaker, and Joseph Esherick and Associates, and learn how Barbara Stauffacher Solomon’s Supergraphics put The Sea Ranch on the map. Visit buildings by William Turnbull, Obie Bowman, and James Hubbell, discover how The Sea Ranch evolved through the 1970’s through the 1990’s. The tour culminates in a stunning private home, where attendees dine on the bounty of Sonoma County, while the sun sets over the Pacific.

For more information about the featured sites, guides, tour schedules, travel, accommodations, and other registration information, visit the tour website. Deadline for deposits is August 31.

Friday, October 18 to Sunday, October 20
Sea Ranch, CA