Not far from the dramatic rocky Northern California shores of the mighty Pacific, this enchanting Japanese-inspired pole house (named The Tea House) is ideally sited on 3.47± verdant acres between Jenner and Sea Ranch. Amid rugged beams and walls of glass is an inviting open living and sleeping area with a lofty trussed ceiling, clerestories, warm wood floors, and a classic wood stove. Tucked into a windowed corner is an efficient, streamlined kitchen with a small-scale dishwasher, an under counter refrigerator and ice maker, a combination microwave and convection oven, built-in ceramic electric range, and a copper bar with counter seating that shares space with the living area.
Wrapped in glass, the skylit atrium-like dining area is suffused with soothing hues and feels enveloped by the surrounding greenery and ocean vistas. The home’s bright bath features a dual-sink vanity clad in vibrant tile, a jacuzzi soaking tub, and a walk-in shower with a glass-block wall; a beautiful stone path with an ocean view leads the way to the basement, which affords welcome storage space and full-size refrigerator and washer and dryer.
Throughout, woodwork echoes the serene forested setting, while windows at nearly every turn provide reminders of the proximity of the Pacific Ocean. Doors give way to a grilling deck and redwood bar gazing at the ocean, a shady stone dining patio with water and sunset views, and beyond, a sitting area with a gas fire pit nestled beneath a tree whose boughs support a delightful wood porch swing. Stone steps lead to an open-air hot tub on its own ocean-vista deck. Not far off, a picnic area and hammock beckon from the shade of mature trees. Stately boulders jut up amid a grassy meadow dotted with thriving colorful native flora as it tumbles away toward the coast—a handful have been used to craft a stone bench perfect for appreciating the cinematic setting. A private bocce court allows for games with the ocean as a breathtaking backdrop, while the hot tub encourages year-round soaking beneath dazzling starry night skies. Nearby is an enclosed garden area with several raised beds and a garden shed as well as a freestanding building that houses a dedicated office or studio with plentiful sunny windows and its own deck.
The property overlooks the Timber Cove Resort—with its acclaimed restaurant and bar and distinctive obelisk co-created by artists Beniamino Bufano and Alfonso Pardiñas—is just down the road, and numerous beautiful parks are nearby. Area beaches can be accessed at Stillwater Cove, the Timber Cove Boat Landing, and other spots along the iconic Highway 1 corridor.
The 3.47± acre property features ocean, forested and meadow views. Not only does it have 1.5± acres of mostly level views, it has a crest that enables a stunning segue-way to another buildable site which has an even better view than the Tea House. In addition, the site is slightly lower and allows both the Tea House and the proposed future house to have commanding views. The lot is a rare bird in this area, with two septic fields: one three bedroom in place, and a currently approved two bedroom if you choose to build. Both have backup fields.