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Location: Elk, California
We hope you’re sitting down for this one: In Elk, California—along the state’s famed Pacific Coast Highway about three hours north of San Francisco—this gorgeously weird timber house by architect Lee Aaron Ward, a onetime apprentice of Frank Lloyd Wright, has hit the market, and it is quite the midcentury pad.
The 2,900-square-foot house, built circa 1960, sits on a 1.35-acre clifftop site with pretty spectacular views of the ocean. The house comprises two multi-story wings connected by a central volume (you can take a 3D tour here), where the larger wing is the two-bed, two-bath main house; The smaller holds one-bedroom, one-bathroom guest accommodations with lofted sleeping quarters.
Where the exterior is eccentric, with its hefty, buttress-like supports, the interiors are, though still eclectic, more classically midcentury modern: Wood paneled, high-ceilinged rooms and the original custom cabinetry are all still on offer. It’s quite impressive.
But perhaps the most impressive thing here are the knockout views of the ocean, which you can take in from a number of vantage points inside the house or outdoors, on a number of decks, including a spacious one off the living room.
Take a closer look below and over at the listing website.