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If you’ve ever had the urge to own a unique architectural marvel in Northern California, now’s your chance. The Owings Perdue House, located in the tranquil North Bay town of Sea Ranch, is currently on the market for $2.8 million.

The single family residence built in 1971 is one of many architectural oddities in the small coastal Sea Ranch community. The entire neighborhood was designed by Charles Moore and landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, and is known for drawing on the local agricultural buildings for inspiration as a way of dealing with weather and topography.

For a home’s design to be accepted into the Sea Ranch community, the guidelines state that the building must become a part of the landscape, not subordinate to it. There are no street lights, and the homes’ exteriors are typically unpainted wood or muted stains. Dominating characteristics, such as overhanging eaves, are rarely found.

37711 Breaker Reach Road, now known as the Owings-Perdue House, contains three-bedroom and four and a half baths. It was previously featured in the New York Times and Dwell Magazine, who emphasized Moores’ artistic philosophy of “[promoting] exploration and discovery.” Amenities include a master suite tower, the original great room, a guest wing with a library and a four-bunk bedroom, with all windows looking out onto the ocean.

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