Sonoma Coast House

Sonoma Coast House

33711 Highway 1, Stewarts Point , CA 95497
  • Status: Sold
  • Price: $4,750,000
  • Type: Single Family
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 4.5
  • Living Area: 4,905
  • Lot Size: 218 acres
  • MLS Number: 436986
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A substantial presence on treasured, private coastal lands, the Sonoma Coast House is an architectural expression of its surroundings.  The ultimate beach house with a sense of anchoring shelter and luminous elegance, the house was designed for the comfort of its owner as well as the ease of sharing the home with his many guests.  A design of imposing beauty and admirable efficiency, ‘this monumental feat of engineering appears both solid as a fortress and fragile as a candle lit lantern.’  A vessel for the delicacy of the light and air which is the essence of the Pacific Coast.  The structure's frank openness and warmth, rich with natural materials, is organized in three pavilions, connected with a floating metal roof to unify the entire house and shelter a deck emulating the horizontal alignments of fog which are illuminated by the sun and sea.    
A spectacular kitchen and “great hall’ is a steel framed glass solarium, occupying the north zone of the building with dramatic scale, organized as a peninsula projecting an impressive sitting room and massive fireplace into the panorama of the endless coastline.  Concrete floors are warmed with radiant heat and the entire structure is aligned for maximum passive solar benefit.  Multiple work-stations topped by custom stainless and stone counters surround a massive walk-in fridge and multiple wet areas for preparation.  A media center is enclosed in an island providing the ultimate flexibility of use for this, the heart of the home.
A steel staircase rises from the kitchen illuminated by a wall of windows to reveal the master suite and office with private deck perched above the coast and accessing the expansive roof decks with sinuous cat walks.  Below are two-car garage, mechanicals and robust storage.
The fully glass enclosed dining room progresses to an awe inspiring living room, gallery and reception room bristling with an impressive web of open redwood trusses which fortify the principal rooms of the home.
The third pavilion houses the guesthouse with three suites connected to the other two sections of the home via roof deck and cat walks under the airy superstructure of steel.  The plan provides multiple gathering spaces as well as refuge and privacy for owners as well as guests.
Outdoor decks and patios plus a third massive outdoor wood burning fireplace guarantees the full enjoyment of coastal nature, any time of year or any day of the year. 
This beautifully realized residence encompasses the bravado of pure space and at the same time offers the opportunity to embrace nature’s unfathomable power.

Construction & Finish Materials
Year Built: 
Major Materials

Wood; tubular W and C steel, exposed steel structural framing at upper levels, galvanized steel bow trusses, re-sawn lumber open-web trusses (built on-site); concrete slab foundations; madrone hardwood flooring at 2nd levels (harvested & milled on-site); corrugated galvanized steel roof; industrial type galvanized steel chimney stacks; black anodized aluminum framing for all windows, window-wall assemblies and skylights; open-grate galvanized steel stairs and catwalks.
Passive Heating / Cooling

Thermal mass heating
Convection cooling: ventilating skylights at stair towers and operable glass at clerestory

Passive cooling: low-emissivity glass
Active Heating

Hydronic in-floor heating (boiler system: LPG)

  • Approximately 4,905 square foot home on +/- 218 acres
  • 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths
  • 3 Wood burning fireplaces
  • Custom kitchen with 8 burner range, walk-in fridge, three wet areas
  • Fully glass enclosed formal dining room
  • Master suite with adjoining office, view deck
  • Guest pavilion with 3 suites and additional sitting room
  • Barn, workshop, pond and 2 car side by side garage
  • Approximately 218 Acres of forest (Redwood, Douglas Fir, White Fir, Hemlock, Bishop Pine)
  • 2 miles to Stewarts Point, 0.7 miles to Sea Ranch Lodge, 9.8 miles to Gualala
Wendy Storch | Sotheby’s International Realty | 117 Greenwich Street. San Francisco, CA. 94111
Cal BRE# 01355516 | Cell: 415-519-6091 | Direct: 415-901-1745

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