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Historic ‘Green’ Home in Sea Ranch Lists for $1.2M

Calling the property one of ""America's original 'green' houses,"" ""Curbed"":http://curbed.com/archives/2012/07/18/one-of-americas-original-green-houses-on-the-sea-ranch.php#50063e6185216d7458002c69 is reporting that a home in California's Sea Ranch development has hit the market for $1.2 million. The listed estate is part of a concept that was conceived by Al Boeke in 1963, when he tapped a notable roster of architects to participate in building Sea Ranch as the nation's first ""green"" housing project.

The master plan for the seaside area was created by Lawrence Halprin, and he and his contemporaries went on to invent a style of home that is now known as ""third bay tradition,"" which Curbed describes as a combination of ""modern and vernacular architecture."" The 3,000-square-foot house that's currently for sale features exposed beams, fieldstone fireplaces, and a charming courtyard. Constructed in 1972, the cottage-style home is said to reflect its hillside surroundings.

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