Castle Black at Sea Ranch

The former San Francisco city dwellers fell in love with Sea Ranch with its consistency of designs and minimal architectural connections to the land. It was important that the massing of their new house also engaged closely with the contours of the landscape. The house with its dark stained siding rises upward toward the back where it blends with the pine and redwood forest behind it. The bedroom loft captures views of the forest through tall vertical windows that mimic the trees outside. A steep sloping roofline flows downward where the living spaces have wider horizontal windows framing the seascape. A truly open floor plan includes just two enclosed bathrooms while the rest of the flex spaces are divided by a series of curtain systems. The functional kitchen wraps around a central core allowing for unobstructed views of the ocean and forest throughout most of the house.


​Klopf Architecture Project Team: Geoff Campen
Designer: Diana Ruiz
Interior Architectural Design: Klopf Architecture, Diana Ruiz
General Contractor: Empire Contracting
Structural Engineer: ZFA Structural Engineers
Photography: ©2021 Mariko Reed
Year Completed: 2020