The Story of Sea Ranch
It began with four young architects sitting atop 100-foot cliffs that plunge into the Pacific. They dreamt of creating a new
model for coastal development. That was in 1965. What happened next was monumental.
Photographer Michael Hanson, Writer David Hanson
These men, along with landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, knew there was magic here. The Mendocino Coast rises out of the
Pacific in folds of tall-grass meadows framed by cypress, eucalyptus, and redwood forests. The sense of remoteness is not
lost as Highway 1 winds past a few blue-collar-artsy towns and rickety barns hunched in pastures.