William Turnbull Jr., FAIA

The Hines House, 1968

301 Chinquapin Ln, Sea Ranch, CA 95497, USA


William Turnbull, Jr. (with Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, and Richard Whitaker) created the masterplan of the ecologically-designed 10-mile coastal stretch known as The Sea Ranch. One of the first private residences designed by MLTW-Moore/Turnbull with William Turnbull Jr. as lead architect, the plan’s dual program of “big house, bunk house” provides a gathering place for family, friends and visitors. Set on just over 1.5 acres of prime ocean/forest view property, Turnbull preserves the natural hillside by designing the levels of interior spaces to coincide with the slope. A vertical terrace between the two buildings affords both private courtyard and stairway with axial views of both the sea, and the forest.

Old growth redwood, Douglas fir interiors and 6 strategically placed skylights convey oneness with nature. Turnbull worked on the house from its construction until the end of his life, designing a kitchen expansion, library, view deck, and new skylights. The home won the Sunset/AIA Home of the Year Award in 1970, and has been extensively published in Japan, Europe and North America.


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    Year Built 1968
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    3 Bedrooms
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    3 Bathrooms
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    Property Size: 2408 sf
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    Land Size: 1.5 acres
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    Garage Size: 2
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    1 Garage
  • William Turnbull Jr., FAIA: Architect
  • CA: Prop-State
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    Property ID: 1182

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  • Address: 301 Chinquapin Lane
  • City: The Sea Ranch
  • State/county: CA
  • Zip/Postal Code: 95497
  • Country: United States