The Hines House, 1968 - Crosby Doe Associates, Inc.

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. 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 approximately 2 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. Listing includes adjacent lot at 302 Chinquapin.


  • Year Built 1968
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Property Size: 2408 sf
  • Land Size: 2 acres
  • Parking: 2
  • William Turnbull Jr., FAIA: Architect
  • Property ID: 869

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  • Address: 301 Chinquapin Lane
  • City: The Sea Ranch
  • State/county: CA
  • Zip/Postal Code: 95497
  • Country: United States
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