Timber Cove’s iconic glass house can be yours for 3.9m


22124 Highway 1 None, Jenner (All photos courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty)

There is always this house, the one a property that you know is out of your price range and a completely illogical choice for your current lifestyle, but you can’t help but fall in love with it anyway.

The Glass House first appeared on my radar a few years ago when I was looking at photos of Timber Cove that Ansel Adams had taken, and it has been traded and taken off the market several times since.

I fell in love with this house because it is a fairy tale house; idyllic views, secluded and with just enough room to share with one other person…maybe. It’s a lavishly appointed private retreat right on the ocean that’s at the top of my “I won the lottery” musings. Take a look at the home that will have even the most dedicated extrovert dreaming of alone time:

22124 Highway 1 None, Jenner – $3,900,000
1 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms, 1,200 square feet. Year of construction: 1964.

Gate leading to the walkway.

Gate leading to the walkway.

You don’t get to see this house at first. Like a storybook, you walk to the edge of the ocean and take a look at this winding walkway hoping it will be worth it. I’m terrified of heights so this was a leap of faith.

Bridge.

Bridge.

A truly huge leap of faith. Especially after that seemingly never-ending storm we had in Sonoma County, and how close that walkway is to the edge.

Entrance to the house.

Entrance to the house.

But this is promising. The Glass House was designed by San Francisco architect Richard Clements, with rock, glass, and redwood timbers as the main elements.

Salon.

Salon.

This one bedroom getaway is only 1,200 square feet and it seems the majority of it is in this open living room/kitchen area. The abundance of wall-to-ceiling glass and a large skylight will remind the owner that he is not in a beachfront property; they are directly on the ocean.

View from the living room.

View from the living room.

I don’t know if it’s intentional, but it would feel like you were on a boat, sailing through the waves even as you sat here reading. Of course, this goes without the movement of a real boat or seasickness.

Casual dining table.

Casual dining table.

There’s a casual dining table that appears to be the only set of seats that doesn’t face the ocean.

View of the kitchen.

View of the kitchen.

The Glass House underwent some renovations before being put up for sale again. The kitchen island is now made of marble, unlike the wood and brick of a few years ago. From this vantage point, you can see just how big the skylight really is.

Food.

Food.

This view of the kitchen shows that it is the epitome of minimalism. I like this photo because it shows how the windows allow light to hit every part of the house.

Salon.

Salon.

Directly across the marble island is the other side of the living room when guests come to visit, or if you have enough ocean for the day and are ready to sit back and relax with friends .

Living room fireplace.

Living room fireplace.

You can still enjoy an ocean view, of course, but on a stormy day the fireplace would make it less intimidating.

Bedroom.

Bedroom.

Again, you really need to really, love the ocean to enjoy this home. I can’t imagine a more comfortable room than this (which looks like a ship’s cabin).

Rear terrace.

Rear terrace.

Although this unique home sits on the ocean, it has a small back patio…with a hot tub, of course. The reinforced glass “fence” is a nice, if scary, addition.

Spa.

Spa.

The spa jets are designed to mimic the crashing waves.

Waves.

Waves.

…like the ones seen here.

Salon.

Salon.

But just to enjoy the view, there is a small terrace to enjoy the sea air.

Stairs to the shore.

Stairs to the shore.

Or anyone who isn’t happy with the lack of land or a proper yard, there are stairs that lead down to the rocky shoreline below.

Cascade.

Cascade.

Like in a real fairy tale, when you go down the stairs to the shore, you find a small waterfall.

Earth.

Earth.

The Glass House sits on 3.05 acres of land, so there’s plenty of hiking on the grounds when you need to stretch your sea legs.

View of the house.

View of the house.

Here is a view of the house from afar.

Aerial view.

Aerial view.

Although this aerial view shows just how isolated this house would be from any neighbors.

Sunset at Glass House.

Sunset at Glass House.

Architecture aside, this home puts the idea of ​​“location, location, location” into perspective when looking for a beachfront or fairytale home.

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