William Turnbull, Jr., FAIA
The Hines House, 1968
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. The seminal Hines House is offered here for the first time publicly since 1972. 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.