Rd., Sebastopol, CA 95472
spent Thanksgiving '04, in the Bay Area visiting our son. While he was
finishing his finals, we set up a couple days with a realtor to check
out the coast, north of the city. We had fallen in love with this area
ever since we camped at Samuel P. Taylor State Park, in 1982, during
our medical residency interviews in San Francisco. We saw all sorts
of homes-- from a geodesic dome to a rental unit on a golf course. But
the one we now call "the Ridge" was special.
of location, related to the Bay / map of local
house is not exactly our style, but it's interesting on the inside,
and should be fun to modify over time:
It's built as sort
of a "house within a house" to make use of passive solar heating.
the real attraction is the setting-- five acres, on top of a 950' ridge,
eight miles from the Pacific:
view west, early morning
view east, Santa Rosa in the valley
plenty of room for steel
when it's really clear, you can see ships
Bev and I are currently working on "the Barn"
-- our future studio space.
recent playing with time lapse